Accession Number:

ADA046568

Title:

Improved Yield Determination and Event Identification Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1975-30 Sep 1976

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Work performed on this contract has been reported in a series of 11 topical and technical reports. This final report summarizes the material covered in each of the technical reports and discusses the conclusions obtained. The primary objective of the program is to develop methods for estimating the yield of underground nuclear explosions. The topics addressed include the modeling of both single and multiple explosions, propagation of the resultant stress waves through realistic earth structures, and prediction of short- and long-period explosion seismograms recorded at teleseismically located receivers. The results of these investigations provide a theoretical framework for expressing uncertainties in explosion yield estimates in terms of uncertainties in the near source material properties, local source and receiver crustal structures, and the upper mantle structure of the earth.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE