Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study

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Selected physical and biological data bearing upon the environmental variations created by nuclear explosions are presented in simplified form. Emphasis is placed upon the ``early`` consequences of exposure to blast, thermal radiation, and ionizing radiation to elucidate the comparative ranges of the major effects as they vary with explosive yield and as they contribute to the total hazard to man. A section containing brief definitions of the terminology employed is followed by a section that utilizes text and tabular material to set forth events that follow nuclear explosions and the varied responses of exposed physical and biological materials. Finally, selected ... continued below

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White, C.S.; Bowen, I.G.; Richmond, D.R. & Corsbie, R.L. January 12, 1961.

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Selected physical and biological data bearing upon the environmental variations created by nuclear explosions are presented in simplified form. Emphasis is placed upon the ``early`` consequences of exposure to blast, thermal radiation, and ionizing radiation to elucidate the comparative ranges of the major effects as they vary with explosive yield and as they contribute to the total hazard to man. A section containing brief definitions of the terminology employed is followed by a section that utilizes text and tabular material to set forth events that follow nuclear explosions and the varied responses of exposed physical and biological materials. Finally, selected quantitative weapons-effects data in graphic and tabular form are presented over a wide range of explosive yields to show the relative distances from Ground Zero affected by significant levels of blast overpressures, thermal fluxes, and initial and residual penetrating ionizing radiations. However, only the ``early`` rather than the ``late`` effects of the latter are considered.

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OSTI as DE95013626

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  • Other: DE95013626
  • Report No.: CEX--58.8
  • DOI: 10.2172/150771 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 150771
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621452

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White, C.S.; Bowen, I.G.; Richmond, D.R. & Corsbie, R.L. Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study, report, January 12, 1961; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621452/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.