Accession Number:

ADA094223

Title:

Scoping the Impact of Nuclear Bursts at Sea on the Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 78-20 Apr 79,

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report provides a scoping analysis on phenomena and effects of nuclear detonations at sea. It provides, with the use of example calculations, estimates of the short- and long-term radiological impacts on the ocean environment. The example calculated results showed that the radiation rates in the sea at early times, out to distances beyond severe vessel damage, are sufficiently high to warrant concern however, because of radioactive decay and diffusive expansion, the radioactivity is reduced to negligible hazard levels within about one to two days. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE