Accession Number:

ADA995391

Title:

OPERATION HARDTACK. Project 8.4. Early-Time Spectra of Very-High- Altitude Nuclear Detonations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE