Accession Number:

ADA310323

Title:

Fireball Calculations, Shot Humboldt, Operation Hardtack. Phase 2, Project 15.1,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EG AND G INC WELLESLEY MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Shot Humboldt was a thirty-foot tower shot sponsored by LRL and detonated on 29 October 1958 in Area T-3V of the Nevada Test Site at 0645 FST. The fireball yield was 3. 3 tons 0. 3 ton. Photographic coverage of fireball growth was provided by four high-speed Eastman cameras, two each at Station 3-35 Transpor-tainer No. 3 and Station 3-358 White Truck No. 2. Two Rapatronic cameras were located at each of these stations to record early fireball growth. In addition, a 15, 000 frame-per-second EGG Framing camera was used, located at Station 3-358 6 x 6 No. 1. All cameras produced good records of this low-yield tower shot. Station locations together with burst location are shown in Figure 1. Figure 2 is a suirimary of the survey data.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE