Accession Number:

ADA023777

Title:

The New Nuclear Radiation Casualty Criteria

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY NUCLEAR AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Many years of detailed analysis and experimentation have produced an improved understanding of nuclear weapons technology and phenomena, and of human and animal response to nuclear radiation. The purposes of this Nuclear Note are first, to briefly describe the information and data used to develop new radiation casualty criteria, and second, to show how these criteria can be used by the battlefield commander and staff in planning nuclear strikes to inflict enemy casualties. The radiation criteria discussed in this note apply only to initial radiation doses resulting from a single nuclear detonation they do not apply to doses resulting from exposure to radioactive fallout. Moreover, the criteria do not consider synergistic effects due to the air blast andor thermal energies that accompany initial radiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE