Accession Number:

ADA080260

Title:

Exercise Desert Rock VII and VIII. Operation Order 5.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXERCISE DESERT ROCK LAS VEGAS NV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The Atomic Energy Commission detonates an atomic device PRISCILLA at H-hour on D-day which will be observed by approximately 900 observers. After the shot personnel will monitor in the gorund-zero area, Engineer and Ordnance field tests will be performed, Signal and Artillery radar sets will be operated, and Artillery Troop Test will be conducted. Hq, Exercise Desert Rock VII, supervises and coordinates Desert Rock Army, Navy, and Air Force participation in shot PRISCILLA in the FRENCHMAN FLAT area in the Nevada Test Site commencing at H-hour on D-day to 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 Study the solubility characteristics of radioactive fallout in water and study the effectiveness of selected chemical coagulants in removing fallout from water Determine the protection afforded by various types of field fortifications against atomic weapons effects Observe the operability of various types of Ordnance equipment under blast, thermal, and radioactivity effects of nuclear explosions and determine the organization, equipment, and weather data required by US Army units to predict and monitor radiological fallout.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE