Accession Number:

ADA080266

Title:

Exercise Desert Rock VII. Operation Order Number 1. Army, Camp Desert Rock, Nevada

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXERCISE DESERT ROCK LAS VEGAS NV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The Atomic Energy Commission detonates an atomic device BOLTZMAN at H-hour on D-day which will be observed by approximately 51 US Army, 67 US Air Force, and 132 US Navy observers. After the shot personnel will monitor in the ground-zero area, and Ordnance and Signal field tests will be performed. Hq. Exercise Desert Rock VII, supervises and coordinates Desert Rock Army, Navy and Air Force participation in shot BOLTZMAN in area T-70 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 Observe operability of various types of Ordnance equipment under blast thermal, and radioactivity effects of nuclear explosions and conduct monitoring exercises to train passive-defense personnel in radiological defense techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE