Accession Number:

ADA025020

Title:

Fallout Modifications Due to Unusual Burst Conditions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DIKEWOOD INDUSTRIES INC ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The possibility of the use of MRV andor MIRV weapons in attacking a region such as a system of missile silos could result in the simultaneous or near-simultaneous detonation of two similar nuclear devices. When such detonations take place sufficiently near to each other, the two fireballs will merge and their contents will then co-mingle to form a different or unusual type of fireball and cloud. In this study, a previously developed fireball model for these conditions was reviewed and used as a basis for making alterations in the basic fallout model scaling system so that the effect of this type of detonation condition on the fallout hazard may be evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE