Accession Number:

AD0611254

Title:

GROUND-LEVEL MICROBAROGRAPHIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS FROM A HIGH-ALTITUDE SHOT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM SANDIA CORP

Report Date:

1955-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Time records of incident and reflected overpressures from the high- altitude burst Shot 10 of Operation Teapot were obtained at an array of ground stations. Modified Sachs scaling to sea level for 1 kt gives overpressure results in agreement with an extension of the pressuredistance curve determined from canister data. Acoustic refraction did not appreciably alter the pressure- distance effects on this occasion. Shock-wave time parameters for this test were found to satisfy ordinary Sachs scaling. An average pressure reflection factor of 0.92 was observed, but no correlation with surface parameters was obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE