PARAMETERS GOVERNING URBAN VULNERABILITY TO FIRE FROM NUCLEAR BURSTS (PHASE 1)
NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The parameters governing the fire vulnerability of U. S. urban areas from nuclear bursts were identified, defined, and evaluated in terms of their relative importance, interactions, and sensitivity characteristics. A comprehensive listing of parameters in decreasing order of importance is presented with the ranking of these parameter groups for the following seven categories of urban fire response Type 1 -- Fire Vulnerability is Determined Primarily by the Extent and Number of Initial Fires Caused by Thermal Radiation. Category A. Limited Thermal Shielding, Category B. Extensive Thermal Shielding. Type 2 -- Fire Vulnerability is Determined Primarily by Spread or Ultimate Magnitude of Fire. Category A. Spreading Fire of Conventional Magnitude, Category B. Conflagration, Category C. Firestorm. Type 3 -- Fire Vulnerability is Determined Primarily by Fires Resulting from Blast or Other Causes. Category A. Blast-Caused Fires, Category B. Panic-or False-Alarm- Caused Fires.
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