THE PHYSICS OF THE BASE SURGE.
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The column and base surges formed by the underwater nuclear explosion were measured in detail. The primary surge originated as a spillout of sea-water jets which broke into spray and formed a dense toroidal shaped cloud. Computations were made for the coalescence and rainout of drops and a theory was developed for the mixing of the surge with the air. The late behavior was strongly influenced by the convectively unstable atmosphere and the high relative humidity.