Description: One-hundred and forty-six ejecta measurement stations encircled ground zero at eight radial distances ranging from 373 to 1707 meters. The twenty-four sampling lines were spaced at fifteen-degree intervals. Data presented were recovered from stations located at radial distances of 640, 853, 1067, 1280, and 1707 meters. An attempt will be made to recover data at stations located closer to ground zero at a later time. Preliminary analysis of ejecta data indicates that areal density varies inversely as distance raised to the 3.64 power. Circumferential variation of areal density is about a factor of 30 at the 1707 meter radial distance, a factor of 10 at the 1280 meter radial distance, and a factor of 7 at the 853 meter radial distance. Cursory treatment is given to several related subjects, including outer limit of base surge dust deposit, volumetric ejecta densities, locations of natural missiles and impact craters, and the outer limit of ballistic debris. One case of missile damage to a reinforced concrete structure is documented. Raw data are included in the appendix. (auth)
Date: October 1, 1962
Creator: Roberts, W. A. & Carlson, R. H.
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