THE CALCULATION OF RETINAL BURN AND FLASHBLINDNESS SAFE SEPARATION DISTANCES
Summary rept. Nov 1966-Feb 1968
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The report describes a method for calculating safe separation distances from a nuclear fireball from the standpoint of permanent injury chorioretinal burns and temporary effects flashblindness. Weapon characteristics, atmospheric transmission, and the interaction of radiant energy with the eye are discussed. Predicted safe separation distances from a nuclear flash for humans are presented as functions of observer altitude, height of burst, weapon yield, and day or night conditions.
- Anatomy and Physiology
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