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Experimental Radiation Measurements in Conventional Structures: Part 2. Comparison of Measurements in Above-Ground and Below-Ground Structures From Simulated and Actual Fallout Radiation

Description: Report concerning the protection offered against radioactive fallout offered by two types of structures at the Nevada Test Site. Differences between above ground and underground structures are measured and compared to data taken from actual fallout conditions.
Date: February 1963
Creator: Burson, Z. G. (Zolin G.)

Aeroradioactivity Survey and Areal Geology of Parts of East-Central New York and West-Central New England (ARMS-I)

Description: Report concerning "[a]n airborne gamma-radiation survey of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and parts of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont" (p. 5) made between 1958 and 1960 that indicated that a broad range of radioactivity exists in those areas depending on the type of bedrock. Correlations are drawn between this radioactivity and the geology of the region.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Popenoe, Peter

Experimental Evaluation of the Fallout-Radiation Protection Provided by Selected Structures in the Los Angeles Area

Description: Report regarding experiments made to determine the fallout-radiation protection offered by four types of buildings in Los Angeles, California. The first structure was the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Biology and the University of California at Los Angeles, the second was a fallout shelter, the third was the communications area of the Los Angeles Police Department building, and the fourth was a classroom.
Date: June 1962
Creator: Burson, Z. G. (Zolin G.)

Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer (Including Slide-rule Design and Curve Fits for Weapons Effects)

Description: From Introduction: "The primary purpose of this report is to describe the analytical procedures involved in the design of a circular slide rule and to discuss its usage and limitations in the evaluation of the effects of nuclear weapons."
Date: April 1962
Creator: Fletcher, E. Royce; Albright, Ray W.; Perret, Robert F. D.; Franklin, Mary E.; Bowen, I. Gerald & White, Clayton S.

Norfolk-Peninsula Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Introduction: "The ARMS-II Norfolk - Peninsula area survey was one many that have been flown for the CETO since the nationwide ARMS program was started (1958). Figure 2 shows the location of the areas that have been completed to date. The purpose of the program is to measure the present environmental levels of gamma radiation in areas around nuclear facilities and planned nuclear activities."
Date: December 6, 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B

Technical Concept-Operation Bren

Description: From Abstract: "The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Health Physics Research Reactor is to be attached to a hoist platform on a 1500-ft tower at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The project is a continuation of the studies commenced in 1956 for evaluating the radiation doses of persons exposed to nuclear weapons, especially the residents of Hiroshima and Nagaski, Japan. Measurements will be made of the energy, angular, and spatial distributions of the radiation from the reactor."
Date: December 1961
Creator: Auxier, J. A.; Sanders, F. W.; Haywood, F. F.; Thorngate, J. H. & Cheka, J. S.

Camden-Delaware Valley Area (ARMS-II)

Description: Report regarding an Aerial Radiological Measuring Survey (ARMS) of the Camden-Delaware Valley area that was part of a national program to measure environmental levels of gamma radiation. 6,000 traverse miles were examined around Camden, New Jersey.
Date: November 10, 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B.

Aerial Radiological Monitoring System: Part 2. Performance, Calibration, and Operational Check-Out of the EG&G ARMS-II Revised System

Description: Report describing "the design, installation, and performance of the Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Aerial Radiological Monitoring System used in Phase II of the Aerial Radiological Monitoring Survey (ARMS-II)" (p. 5). Contains descriptions and photographs of its components and descriptions of test runs.
Date: October 1961
Creator: Hand, J. E.; Guillou, R. B. & Borella, H. M.

Aerial Radiological Monitoring System: Part 3. Electronic Processing of ARMS-II Data

Description: Report detailing the instrumentation and system performance of the Aerial Radiological Monitoring Survey (ARMS-II), a system used "to perform aerial surveys of ground radioactivity. It supplies both geographical position and radioactivity data in digital form, suitable for use with automatic plotting procedures" (p. 5)
Date: October 1961
Creator: Hand, J. E. & Borella, H. M.

Las Vegas Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Abstract: "An Aerial Radiological Measuring Survey (ARMS) of the Las Vegas area was made for the Civil Effects Test Operations, Division of Biology and Medicine, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, by Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., between May 21 and June 23, 1961. The survey was part of a nationwide program to measure present environmental levels of gamma radiation. Approximately 6000 traverse miles were flown, at an attitude of 500 ft above the ground, in a 100-mile square centered near Las Vegas. The EG&G ARMS-II instrumentation was used in the survey."
Date: October 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B.; Hand, J. E. & Borella, H. M.

Comparative Nuclear Effects of Biomedical Interest

Description: Report containing environmental consequences of nuclear explosions with a primary focus on early effects such as exposure to blasts and radiation. Includes definitions of terms, the progression of an explosion, and graphs depicting the relationship between the effects of blasts and the distance of material from Ground Zero.
Date: September 1960
Creator: White, Clayton S.; Bowen, I. Gerald; Richmond, Donald R. & Corsbie, R. L.