Accession Number:

AD0688512

Title:

A DESIGN PLAN FOR INVESTIGATING THE ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE NUCLEAR TESTING,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

An experimental concept is described for investigating and measuring a number of effects in an atmospheric environment associated with high-altitude nuclear testing. Specifically, these effects include atmospheric temperature and pressure before and after detonation, thermal radiation, overpressure, shock wave radius time determination, and determination or approximation of the blast wind velocity caused by a nuclear explosion. The ground equipment and payload which have been test-certified for performance are described, and actual test flight certification performance results are summarized. Improvements in overall system capability and reliability of the payload design are described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE