Single Scatter Model for Thermal Radiation.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This report investigates the contribution to the transmission of thermal energy by photons which scatter no more than once along their path from burst to receiver. Using the most current atmospheric models presently available for transmission studies, the single scattered, direct, and ground reflected fluences incident normal to a receiver with variable altitude and orientation, are calculated for nuclear detonations of different yield and altitude. Results are compared against existing computer transport codes to determine the validity of using single scattering to approximate the exact and highly complex case of multiple scattering.
- Nuclear Weapons