Ground and Water Shock Measurements,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The objectives of this project were 1 to measure and analyze the ground motions in the region above the detonation in light of effectiveness of containment and 2 to obtain ground-induced water shock measurements at close- in shoreline stations for possible correlations with injury to marine wildlife. There were three distinct groups of instrumentation 1 downhole accelerometers and particle velocity gages, 2 surface velocity gages, and 3 water station gages. The recording equipment consisted of 3-kcps carrier systems, light-beam galvanometer oscillographs, and FM magnetic tape recorders. From the preliminary data obtained, it was condluded that the weapon was successfully contained and that the water shock which was developed at the close-in shoreline station was insufficient to damage marine wildlife.
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