Accession Number:

AD0745906

Title:

Initial Radiation Exposure from Nuclear Weapons.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RADIATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Recent data and methods for predicting the initial radiation exposure at or near the ground surface resulting from the detonation of nuclear weapons were reviewed and evaluated. State-of-the-art methods were then selected or developed for neutron dose, secondary gamma-ray dose from neutron interactions in the air and ground, and fission-product gamma-ray dose occurring during the first minute following a detonation. The neutron and secondary gamma-ray method is based on discrete ordinates calculations of neutron transport in an air-over-ground geometry and first-last collision method for source height effects. The fission-product gamma-ray model is based on Monte Carlo air transport calculations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE