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The Ecology of Stream and Riparian Habitats of the Great Basin Region

Description: "The purpose of this profile is to summarize the ecological information available for and relevant to stream and riparian habitats of the Great Basin. The Great Basin comprises the northern half of the Basin and Range physiographic province and covers most of Nevada and western Utah and portions of California, Oregon, and Idaho. The entire basin actually consists of numerous subbasins and mountain ranges which present an extremely diverse physical setting" (p. iii).
Date: September 1989
Creator: Minshall, G. Wayne; Jensen, Sherman E. & Platts, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Explosive Ditching from Linear Charges

Description: Abstract: "Weights of linear high-explosive charges fired on the Yucca Lake playa of the Nevada Test Site varied from 0.23 to 42.7 pounds per foot. Crater and ditch dimensions and volumes resulting from these shots, fired during the fall of 1959 and spring of 1960, are presented here as a function of charge burst depths. Scaling relationships determined are as expected; i.e., square-root scaling of linear-charge weight per foot for ditch width and depth and a direct linear-charge weight relationship to ditch volume are obtained. Permanent ground surface displacement varies as the -3.22 power of the scaled distance from the charge. Detonation effects, charge shape effects, ditch erosion, and ditch cross sections are discussed. The appendixes present Toboggan data, results of soil investigation, and mathematical treatment given the data."
Date: July 1961
Creator: Carlson, R. H.
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Project Scooter: Final Report, October 1963

Description: From abstract: This report includes results of studies of crater dimension, throwout material distribution, ground motion, dust cloud growth, and long-range air blast.
Date: October 1963
Creator: Perret, William R.; Chabai, Albert J.; Reed, Jack W. & Vortman, Luke J.
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Estimating Safety Probabilities from Fallout Forecasts for Nevada Test Site

Description: Abstract: "Available data on wind persistence and wind forecasting capability have been applied in estimating the probability of a fallout pattern shifting from an uninhabited safe sector into a populated region. Safety probability is computed from win variability, forecasting accuracy, initial height and particle size of radioactivity landing at a point in the predicted fallout pattern, predicted wind speed, length of forecast period, and safe-sector angular width."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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A Study of Nevada Test Site Wind Variability

Description: Abstract: "Wind observations collected at Yucca Flat since 1951 are analyzed for timewise variability. Variability functions of altitude, season, wind speed, and vector wind are described. Derived variability parameters are incorporated into calculations of fallout safety probability for NTS operations."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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Preshot and Postshot Structure Survey

Description: From introduction: This report documents the preshot and postshot condition of all structures within 10 miles of Ground Zero, plus structures at Salt Wells and surface structures at mines that were included in the mine survey.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Holmes & Narver
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Test of Dribble-Type Structures

Description: From introduction: This task was conducted at Project Shoal to observe the response of simulated Dribble area building foundations to ground motions induced by a nuclear detonation.
Date: October 21, 1964
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Ground Water Test Well C, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada : a Summary of Lithologic Data, Aquifer Tests, and Well Construction

Description: From introduction: USGS is appraising the possibility, however slight, that the ground water beneath the Nevada Test Site, possibly contaminated by nuclear detonations, may carry radioactive fission products to places where they may constitute a public hazard.
Date: 1962
Creator: Garber, M. S. & Thordarson, William
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Regional Hydrology of a Part of Southern Nevada: a Reconnaissance

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the available hydrologic information for a part of Nevada surrounding the Nevada Test Site. It emphasizes the possibility that ground water may move from one basin to another, whereas the usual concept heretofore has been that the ground water of the region generally occurs in basins that are closed or nearly closed.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Eakin, Thomas E.; Schoff, Stuart L. & Cohen, Philip M.
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A Technique for Delineating Subsurface Fracture Zones Resulting from High-Yield Detonations

Description: From summary: Site investigations were conducted at two locations, the sites of the DUGOUT and CHARLIE events, at the Nevada Test Site for the purpose of evaluating the dynamic in situ technique as a means of determining the boundaries of craters produced by explosive detonations.
Date: February 1967
Creator: Ballard, Robert F., Jr.
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Final Report: Geological, Geophysical, Chemical, and Hydrological Investigations of the Sand Springs Range, Fairview Valley, and Fourmile Flat, Churchill County, Nevada

Description: From foreword: This final report covers all investigations by certain personnel of the University of Nevada for the United States Atomic Energy Commission in connection with its Shoal nuclear event.
Date: April 26, 1965
Creator: Nevada. Bureau of Mines.
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Close-in Air Blast from a Row Charge in Basalt

Description: From abstract: Close-in air blast measurements were made on the Dugout shot. Major constituents of the blast wave were the ground-shock-induced pulse and the pulse from venting gases. The ground-shock-induced pulse was the dominant one at all stations.
Date: August 4, 1965
Creator: Vortman, Luke J.
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Summary of Preliminary Results of Field Studies in 1952 in the Goose Creek District, Cassia County, Idaho, Boxelder County, Utah, and Elko County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the results of detailed mapping and sampling completed during 1952 with particular reference to an area of about 60 square miles in T. 16 S. , R. 21 E. , Cassia County, Idaho, and parts of adjacent townships in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. It supplements an earlier report based on reconnaissance stttdies in the Goose Creek district in 1951 (Hail and Gill, 1953).
Date: 1953?
Creator: Mapel, W. J. & Hail, William James, Jr.
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Geological Survey Investigations in the U12b.02 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site

Description: From introduction: The papers comprising the various parts of this report contain the preliminary results of the U. S. Geological Survey investigations in the U12b.02 tunnel at the Nevada Test Site.
Date: October 1958
Creator: Diment, William H.; Wilmarth, V. R.; McKeown, F. A.; Dickey, D. D.; Wilcox, R. E.; Botinelly, Theodore et al.
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Virgin Valley Opal District, Humboldt County, Nevada

Description: From abstract: Numerous discontinuous layers of opal are interbedded with a gently-dipping series of vitric tuff and ash which is at least 300 feet thick. The tuff and ash are capped by a dark, vesicular basalt in the eastern part of the area and by a thin layer of terrace gravels in the area along the west side of Virgin Valley.
Date: May 1951
Creator: Staatz, Mortimer Hay & Bauer, Herman L., Jr.
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