Accession Number:

ADA014960

Title:

A Precipitation Scavenging Model for Studies of Tactical Nuclear Operations. Volume I. Theory and Preliminary Results.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Apr 73-22 Nov 74,

Corporate Author:

MOUNT AUBURN RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC NEWTON UPPER FALLS MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

A single, modular code has been developed that models the complete range of phenomenology pertinent to generation, transport, precipitation scavenging, and deposition of wet andor dry nuclear fallout. It is designed to study the significance of precipitation scavenging of nuclear debris to tactical military operations, via application of state-of-art knowledge. Intermediate results are in accord with known cloud physics and scavenging data. One case study has been carried through to deposition pattern analysis. This result illustrates the erroneous consequences of assuming total scavenging and immediate deposition immediately below the storm cloud. Additional application of the model, including sensitivity studies of modeling assumptions, is deferred to future programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE