Accession Number:

AD0691134

Title:

EVALUATION OF CIVIL DEFENSE OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The concepts of civil defense operational planning for the transattack period on the basis of expected operational situations or contingencies are reviewed. Nine situations based on combinations of selected levels of fallout intensities and weapon-caused fires are considered, including one situation involving no weapons effects. The required emergency operations attendant to each situation are identified. The geographical area for which operational contingency plans would be developed would be such that the operational situation would be the same throughout the area. Accordingly, statistical measures were developed as the basis for selection of the unit areas which show the fallout intensity gradients as a function of a range of weapon yields and probable wind conditions, expected thermal ignition ranges, and overpressure scaling functions.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE