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PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE: SPECIAL ISSUE ON NUCLEAR TEST DETECTION.
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC NEW YORK
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The first major section of the issue, which deals with the detection of underground blasts, is opened by a paper by Carpenter, dealing with the history of seismometer arrays. It was originally given as an oral presentation at the Dedication of LASA, and its spirit has here been preserved in print. This paper is followed by a set of four that describe the recently completed Large Aperture Seismic Array and some of the very preliminary initial results available from it at the time of the closing of this issue. There are then two papers on seismic signal processing problems. These are followed by a paper on the design and construction of an unattended seismological observatory and three papers on ocean bottom seismographs, with some discussion of results obtained from them. The second major section begins with a paper by Dickinson and Tamarkin, which provides a general guide to the problem of detection and identification of nuclear explosions above the ground. This is followed by six papers that deal with various aspects of the use of satellites for the detection of such tests. Particular emphasis is, of course, placed on the Vela Satellites now in orbit. The next set of papers is introduced by that of Pierce, which deals with the general mechanisms by which blasts influence the ionosphere. This is followed by several papers on VLF effects and on the propagation of the electromagnetic signals, by papers on optical effects, and by a paper on an aspect of the acoustic waves generated by a blast. This section of the issue is closed by the CRPL paper describing the experimental station for studying the natural backgrounds of a number of these detection techniques. Author
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