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  • Main Title Comparative nuclear effects of biomedical interest. Civil effects study


  • Author: White, C.S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bowen, I.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Richmond, D.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Corsbie, R.L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: United States. Department of Energy.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
    Additional Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Creation: 1961-01-12


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 84 p.


  • Keyword: Nuclear Explosions
  • Keyword: Chronic Exposure
  • Keyword: Skin
  • Keyword: Genetic Radiation Effects
  • Keyword: Biological Radiation Effects
  • Keyword: Retina
  • Keyword: Acute Exposure
  • Keyword: Blast Effects
  • Keyword: Radiation Injuries
  • Keyword: Temperature Dependence
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Radiobiology
  • Keyword: Burns
  • Keyword: Fallout
  • STI Subject Categories: 56 Biology And Medicine, Applied Studies
  • Keyword: Mortality
  • STI Subject Categories: 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense


  • Other Information: PBD: 12 Jan 1961


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE95013626