Direct Course and Dust Experiments,
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This informal note contains our comments on the DNA experimental program designed to improve the understanding of the lofting and distribution of dust by airburst explosions. It is a sequel to an earlier report Dust from Low Altitude Bursts which discussed at greater length the nature of the dust problem, the limited body of experimental data, and suggestions for an experimental program. At that time we were particularly concerned with the problem of radar transmission through dust pedestals. Since then the Direct Course experiment has been planned in order to gather new data. The purpose of this report is to comment on the plans for this experiment and for further experimental work. We are concerned not only with radar transmission problems, but also with the high altitude dust problems which arose in connection with Closely Spaced Basing Dense Pack, and with dust problems in general.
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