Accession Number:

AD0620003

Title:

THE INFLUENCE OF LOCAL WINDS ON FALLOUT

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual progress rept. no. 1, 15 Oct 1964-15 Apr 1965

Corporate Author:

TRAVELERS RESEARCH CENTER INC HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

1965-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Information on the structure of the sea breeze obtained by previous observational and theoretical studies has been employed to formulate a kinematic model of the wind field associated with the sea breeze. Existing information on the structure of the stabilized fallout cloud has been compiled for use in the numerical computation of the deposition of the cloud particles through specified local wind fields. A program was constructed for the numerical computation of fallout transport through an analytically prescribed two-dimensional local wind circulation and for the computation of its ground deposition pattern. The computer program was used to evaluate the fallout deposition pattern from simple models of the stabilized cloud through alternative models of the sea-breeze wind fields. The planned development of a three-dimensional kinematic model of the sea-breeze wind field and of a computer program for the computation of fallout transport through it, is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE