Determining the probability of lightning striking the Device Assembly Facility

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The likelihood of lightning striking a new facility at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) has been considered in conjunction with a Lightning Hazard Mitigation study for that facility. Probability was estimated using both an older {open_quotes}traditional{close_quotes} method and a new method in which five years of actual NTS lightning strike data was analyzed. We believe the new method provides a more credible estimate. An important finding is that the NTS data exhibits a distribution of return-stroke peak-current amplitudes that is significantly less severe than that generally used by the lightning protection community, or found in other parts of the United ... continued below

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Hasbrouck, R.T. June 7, 1996.

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The likelihood of lightning striking a new facility at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) has been considered in conjunction with a Lightning Hazard Mitigation study for that facility. Probability was estimated using both an older {open_quotes}traditional{close_quotes} method and a new method in which five years of actual NTS lightning strike data was analyzed. We believe the new method provides a more credible estimate. An important finding is that the NTS data exhibits a distribution of return-stroke peak-current amplitudes that is significantly less severe than that generally used by the lightning protection community, or found in other parts of the United States.

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OSTI as DE96012961

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  • Other Information: PBD: 7 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96012961
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--123334
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/258180 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 258180
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669335

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Hasbrouck, R.T. Determining the probability of lightning striking the Device Assembly Facility, report, June 7, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669335/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.