Accession Number:

ADA080251

Title:

Exercise Desert Rock VII and VIII, Operation Order Number 9. Army, Camp Desert Rock, Nevada.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXERCISE DESERT ROCK LAS VEGAS NV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-07-08

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The Atomic Energy Commission detonates an atomic device DIABLO at H-hour on D-day which will be observed by approximately 400 observers. After the shot personnel will monitor in the ground-zero area, and Signal and Artillery radar sets will be operated. Hq, Exercise Desert Rock VII, supervises and coordinates Desert Rock Army, Navy, and Air Force participation in shot DIABLO in the YUCCA FLAT area in the NEVADA TEST SITE commencing at H-hour on D-day to 1 indoctrinate selected observers in effects of atomic weapons Project personnel and selected personnel from CAMP DESERT ROCK 2 track the movement of radioactive clouds, determine the height of the clouds, and investigate the feasibility of special and standardized Army radar equipment for such use 3 determine the organization, equipment, and weather data required by US Army units to predict and monitor radiological fallout and 4 conduct monitoring exercises to train passive-defense personnel in radiological defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE