Accession Number:

AD0642279

Title:

PROJECT STARDUST

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 11, Sep 1963-Sep 1965

Corporate Author:

ISOTOPES INC WESTWOOD NJ

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

Work performed on Project Stardust during the two year period, September 1963 to September 1965 is reviewed. Changes in the sampling and analytical programs are summarized. The stratospheric distributions of radioactive debris from nuclear weapon tests are described. Nuclides described include strontium-90, cesium-137, plutonium-239, manganese-54, iron-55, antimony-124, yttrium-88, sodium-22, cadmium-109, silver-110 and carbon-14. The stratospheric distributions of plutonium-238 from a SNAP-9A burnup, of several cosmic ray products and of lead-210 and plutonium-210 are discussed. Progress in the design of the Stardust numerical model of transfer and rainout of stratospheric radioactive materials is summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE