Project SEDAN, Project 62.89. Close-In Effects of an Underground Nuclear Detonation on Vegetation. I. Immediate Effects of Cratering, Throw-Out, and Blast.
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES LAB OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND RADIATION BIOLOGY
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The objectives of research now in progress are 1 to estimate the extent to which vegetation has been destroyed or damaged by cratering, blast, andor throw-out, 2 to study the re-establishment of vegetation in areas where the original vegetation was completely destroyed and the surface covered by a foot or more of radioactive throw-out, 3 to study the recovery of vegetation which was damaged but not destroyed by blast andor throw-out, and 4 to study the effects, if any are detectable, of the exposure of plants to gamma radiation and to heavy deposits of radioactive dust derived from the base surge cloud.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics