Accession Number:

AD0735659

Title:

Project Pre-Gondola I: Lidar Observations of the Pre-Gondola I Clouds

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The report describes lidar laser radar observations of the dust and steam clouds that resulted from the Pre-GONDOLA I series of four chemical explosions made near Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana, during October-November 1966. The neodymium lidar was well able to track the clouds even when they became too tenuous to be seen visually or photographed. Observational data were analyzed to obtain cloud dimension, height, volume, rate of growth, volume backscatter coefficient and relative density variations.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE