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Estimation of Lung Dose from the Radioactive Cloud Associated with a Nuclear Detonation

Description: A method is developed for estimating the dose to the lungs of a person exposed to the airborne radioactive dust from the cloud associated with a nuclear detonation. The analysis is applied to data collected at a point about 275 miles from the test site in the Fall, 1951, weapons tests in Nevada.
Date: March 1, 1953
Creator: Blatz, Hanson & Solon, Leonard R.
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Beta and Gamma Dose Rates From Terrestrially Distributed Sources

Description: Report that examines the dose rate of radiation in the air and in a test subject due to radioactive materials (uranium, thorium, and potassium) that are present in the ground. The test subject in these experiments is a water cylinder that is meant to receive radiation in a manner similar to a person.
Date: October 28, 1957
Creator: O'Brien, Keran; Lowder, Wayne M. & Solon, Leonard R.
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Semi-Empirical Method of Calculating the Energy-Absorption Build-up Factor with an Application to a Uniformly Contaminated Space Having Spherical Boundaries

Description: From Abstract: "The results are compared with those obtained by other methods, and an application to the problem of uniformly and continuously distributed point-source is discussed."
Date: October 14, 1957
Creator: O'Brien, Keran; Lowder, Wayne M. & Solon, Leonard R.
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Further Investigations of Natural Environmental Radiation

Description: Report documenting the investigation of cosmic and terrestrial background radiation. "Remeasurements in many locations furnished estimates of dosimetric increase in terrestrial levels due to fallout. Radiation measurement sin residential dwellings in he New York metropolitan areas are described" (p. 1).
Date: November 3, 1959
Creator: Solon, Leonard R.; Lowder, Wayne M.; Shambon, Arthur & Blatz, Hanson
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