Operation SANDSTONE. Scientific Meteorological Information
JOINT TASK FORCE (SEVEN) WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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This report is concerned primarily with the data which were collected on the visible atomic clouds. The meteorological observations are those for the test days only. The amounts of energy released by the bombs are considered only insofar as they affect the atomic cloud formations. The phenomena described are those which could be seen or photographed. The XRAY Day weapon appeared to release somewhat to release somewhat more energy than did the air burst at Bikini the YOKE Day weapon was somewhat more violent than that of XRAY Day and the ZEBRA Day weapon was perhaps less violent than the ABLE Day bomb. The ZEBRA Day cloud attained a much lower altitude than either the XRAY or the YOKE Day clouds.