Basic Thermal Radiation Measurements from Ground Stations
NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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Results of thermal-radiation measurements, including thermal energy as a function of time, broad spectral band, field of view, photographic data, and irradiance versus time, are reported for Shots Lacrosse, Cherokee, and Zuni. These data were analyzed to obtain fireball radii versus time, color and power temperatures versus time, and estimated thermal yields. The results are presented together with a brief description of the methods of interpretation used by the authors.
- Nuclear Weapons
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics