A New Seismic Data System for Determining Nuclear Test Yields At the Nevada Test Site

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An important capability in conducting underground nuclear tests is to be able to determine the nuclear test yield accurately within hours after a test. Due to a nuclear test moratorium, the seismic method that has been used in the past has not been exercised since a non-proliferation high explosive test in 1993. Since that time, the seismic recording system and the computing environment have been replaced with modern equipment. This report describes the actions that have been taken to preserve the capability for determining seismic yield, in the event that nuclear testing should resume. Specifically, this report describes actions taken ... continued below

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LEE, JONATHAN W. November 1, 2001.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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An important capability in conducting underground nuclear tests is to be able to determine the nuclear test yield accurately within hours after a test. Due to a nuclear test moratorium, the seismic method that has been used in the past has not been exercised since a non-proliferation high explosive test in 1993. Since that time, the seismic recording system and the computing environment have been replaced with modern equipment. This report describes the actions that have been taken to preserve the capability for determining seismic yield, in the event that nuclear testing should resume. Specifically, this report describes actions taken to preserve seismic data, actions taken to modernize software, and actions taken to document procedures. It concludes with a summary of the current state of the data system and makes recommendations for maintaining this system in the future.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2001

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  • Report No.: SAND2001-3373
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/789577 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 789577
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc723330

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LEE, JONATHAN W. A New Seismic Data System for Determining Nuclear Test Yields At the Nevada Test Site, report, November 1, 2001; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723330/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.