Accession Number:

AD0363630

Title:

FALL-OUT AND CLOUD-PARTICLE STUDIES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CHEMICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL LABS ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER MD

Report Date:

1953-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

The major objectives of Project 5.4b were to conduct the following studies in connection with the surface detonation of a thermonuclear device and an airdrop high-yield fission bomb 1 To determine the fall-out pattern with its characteristics of activity, particle size, and radiochemical content on the land areas at Eniwetok Atoll and 2 To determine the rate of fall-out at various locations on Eniwetok Atoll during the first 6 14 hr after each shot. The objectives were accomplished by 1 sampling the fall-out with intermittent- fall-out collectors, trays, wash tubs, and Tracerlab air monitors and by 2 analyzing the particulate matter for activity, decay, particle size, and radiochemical content.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE