EXPLOSION-GENERATED WAVE TESTS, MONO LAKE, CALIFORNIA: GROUND AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
URS SYSTEMS CORP BURLINGAME CA
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In the summer of 1965, a series of ten spherical cast TNT charges, each weighing approximately 10,000 lb were exploded at Mono Lake, California. As part of that program, URS Corporation conducted a project to acquire ground- based, high- and normal-speed, motion picture photography of base surge, plume, and wave run-up characteristics on all shots, and another to acquire aerial photography of wave refraction on two shots. The high-speed and normal-speed motion pictures show excellent detail of base surge and plume. Run-up information is good on many films waves within waves can be seen near the shore. The aerial photography obtained is good, and wave generation, refraction, and run-up can readily be seen.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics