Accession Number:

AD0604532

Title:

DETECTION OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The Geneva negotiations on the discontinuance of nuclear weapon tests have focused considerable scientific attention on the problem of detecting nuclear explosions. The present paper reviews the detection problem broadly, and describes in detail some of the more important aspects of the problem. There has been no attempt at completeness, and no attempt has been made to evaluate the specific detection capabilities of the international detection system which was discussed at the Geneva political negotiations. Detection will be discussed separately for each environment in which explosions could be undertaken --- in the atmosphere, underwater, underground, and in space. The underground and space environments will be treated in greater detail than the atmosphere and underwater environments, since the more difficult problems for detection arise in the case of underground and space nuclear explosions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE