Accession Number:

AD0404917

Title:

CLOSE-IN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS PRODUCED BY NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The close-in electromagnetic fields produced by deflection in the earths field of Compton electrons from a nuclear explosion are analyzed. Maxwells equations in spherical coordinates are solved by an expansion in the perturbation fields, taking into account the space and time dependence of the conductivity and Compton cur rent. The field structure is determined, and it is shown that the peak change in field is only 10 per cent.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE