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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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20-ton HE Cratering Experiments in Desert Alluvium: Final Report, May 1962

Description: From abstract and summary: Project Stagecoach consisted of the detonation of three 40,000-pound charges. Blocks of cast TNT were stacked to resemble a sphere and, the whole center-detonated.
Date: March 1960
Creator: Vortman, Luke J. & MacDougall, H. R.
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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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Comparison of Fallout Doses from Nevada Tests (Revised)

Description: From abstract: Many residents of the Nevada area carried film badge radiation dosimeters during Operation Plumbbob in 1957. Badge readings in specific localities appear to follow the logarithmic-normal distribution.
Date: June 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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Ground Water Test Well D, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: Introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey 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: February 9, 1962
Creator: Thordarson, William; Garber, M. S. & Walker, George E.
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Ground-Water Test Well B, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: A Summary of Lithologic Data, Aquifer Tests, and Well Construction

Description: Abstract: Geophysical logs, a summary of contract costs, detailed descriptions of drilling, casing, cementing, and hydraulic testing operations, X-ray mineralogical analyses, physical property analyses, and a detailed lithologic log are presented in the report.
Date: April 1962
Creator: Moore, John E. & Garber, M. S.
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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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Gamma-Radioactivity Investigations at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: Interim Report, February 1960 to July 1961

Description: Abstract: As a part of continuous geologic and geophysical investigations at the Nevada Test Site, gamma-radioactivity measurements are being made in tunnels and drill holes to determine semiquantitatively the natural gamma radioactivity of geologic formations and the distribution of nuclear-explosion-produced radioisotopes.
Date: October 1962
Creator: Bunker, C. M. & Shutler, Marvin D.
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Geology of the Pluto Site, Area 401, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: Introduction: Geologic studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in support of the U.S. Air Force's Project Pluto in Area 401 of the Nevada Test Site were made on behalf of the U.S. Atomic energy Commission.
Date: April 1964
Creator: Johnson, Ross B. & Ege, John R.
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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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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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Porosity, Density, and Water Content Data on Tuff of the Oak Spring Formation from the U12e Tunnel System, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From abstract: This report summarizes the porosity, density, and water content data on about 200 tuff specimens from the Tunnel Beds which compose the lower member of the Oak Spring Formation of Miocene (?) or younger age at the Ul2e tunnel, Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site.
Date: December 1961
Creator: Byers, F. M., Jr.
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Gravity Survey of the Nevada Test Site and Vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada: Interim Report

Description: From introduction: The gravity survey of the Nevada Test Site and contiguous areas of southern Nevada and southeastern California has been made by the U.S. Geological Survey on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The objective of this study is to delineate and interpret gravity anomalies and regional trends so that the configuration and depth of the buried erosional surface of the Paleozoic rocks may be determined.
Date: November 1962
Creator: Healey, D. L. & Miller, C. H.
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Interim Geological Investigations in the U12e.03a and U12e.03b Tunnels, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: The geologic studies in the Ul2e.03a and Ul2e.03b tunnels were conducted as part of the Geological Survey's investigations for the Vela Uniform program, Project Shade, and were completed for the purpose of 1) determining the preshot lithologic, structural, and chemical and physical properties of the tuffs exposed in the tunnels for comparison wits postshot geologic data, and 2) evaluating these data in order to predict the geologic effects of the planned nuclear explosion at tie end of the tunnels.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Emerick, W. L. & Dickey, D. D.
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Interim Geological Investigations in the U12b.08 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: The geologic studies in the U12b.08 tunnel were conducted by the U. S. Geological Survey on behalf of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission for the purpose of determining the pre-explosion chemical and physical properties of the tuffs exposed in the tunnel. These data will be used in evaluating the geologic effects of the explosion by comparison with similar post-shot geologic data.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Emerick, W. L. & Houser, F. N.
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"Granite" Exploration Hole, Area 15, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada -- Interim Report: Part A, Structural, Petrographic, and Chemical Data

Description: From introduction: The "Granite" exploration hole was core drilled to determine the character of the igneous rocks from the surface to a depth of 1,200 feet and the degree of structural anisotropism of the rock within 200 feet of a point 950 feet below the surface. This report summarizes the data on the structure, chemistry, petrology and alteration of the rocks exposed at the surface in the immediate vicinity of the drill site and in the core.
Date: July 1959
Creator: Houser, F. N. & Poole, F. G.
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Geology of the Marble Exploration Hole 4, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the information obtained during preparation of the lithologic log of the core and presents results of chemical analyses of marble samples collected from surface near the drill hole. The report was prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey on behalf of the Albuquerque Operations Office, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: October 1959
Creator: McKeown, F. A. & Wilmarth, V. R.
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