Accession Number:

AD0360625

Title:

WATER-WAVE MEASUREMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The objectives were to study wave generation mechanisms for two underwater shots, Wahoo and Umbrella, and to examine the terminal effects of these waves by inundation studies. These studies were to be integrated with the results of previous nuclear explosions under related geometries to the end that rational prediction might be made of the water waves resulting from future nuclear explosions. Results of Wahoo have been deduced primarily from a photographic record of the motion of a deep-moored floating station coracle supplemented by pieces of information from other incomplete records. The piecing together of the data allowed a reasonably reliable extrapolation to the first node of the wave envelope for a deep water record at 4500 ft range from surface zero.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE