Accession Number:

ADA076366

Title:

Project SEDAN. Part I. Characteristics of Fallout from a Deeply Buried Nuclear Detonation from 7 to 70 Miles from Ground Zero. Part II. Aerial Radiometric Survey.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES LAB OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND RADIATION BIOLOGY

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Adequate samples of fallout from the detonation of a nuclear device buried in desert alluvium at 635 feet below ground surface were obtained to delineate the eastern part of the fallout pattern from 7 to 70 miles from ground zero. The distribution of radioactivity per unit area, mass per unit area, and mass per unit area per particle size fraction were determined. No correlation between radioactivity and mass was found. The Aerial Radiometric Surveys, CETO Project 62.80, determined the distribution of Sedan fallout to a distance of more than 200 miles from ground zero. The dose rate contours show the pattern to be asymmetric with a steep gradient west of the midline with a very gradual gradient on the east.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE