Accession Number:

AD0602849

Title:

COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the methodology and results of a limited study undertaken to determine collateral population damage from weapons aimed at strategic military bases and to roughly estimate the cost of blast shelters to protect everyone at risk. Four sets of calculations are given. The first Appendix A, labeled Rough Computations contains a detailed listing of bases and cities at risk, plus mortalities computed using census data, target to city distances, and the damage model selected. The second Appendix B, labeled Detail Calculations for Ten Targets contains the results of refined calculations for some large cities in which each census tract is treated as a population center. The third Appendix C, labeled Adjusted Computations contains the results of modifying the first set of computations according to the results of the refined computations. The fourth Appendix D, labeled Blast Shelter Cost Computations contains blast shelter cost calculations for protection against 1-MT and 8-MT attacks.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE