OPERATION HARDTACK. Project 8.4. Early-Time Spectra of Very-High- Altitude Nuclear Detonations
NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The objective of this project was to photograph the spectrum of the bomb light of the three high altitude nuclear detonations of Operation Hardtack from two high-flying aircraft with a time resolution of 50 seconds and a spectral resolution adequate to identify the emission or absorption spectrum of molecular species that might be formed around the fireball. Keywords Instrumentation Photography Nuclear Fireball.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy