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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 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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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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"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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Mineral Resources of the Weepah Spring Wilderness Study Area, Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nevada

Description: From summary: The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and the USBM (U.S. Bureau of Mines) studied the mineral resource potential of 50,499 acres of the 61,137-acre Weepah Spring Wilderness Study Area (NV-040-246), Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nev., at the request of the BLM (U.S. Bureau of Land Management). In this report, the area studied is referred to as the "wilderness study area" or the "study area." Field studies of the area were conducted during summer 1984 by USBM geologists and during spring 1984 and fall 1985 by USGS geologists, geochemists, and geophysicists.
Date: 1987
Creator: Du Bray, Edward A.; Blank, H. Richard, Jr. & Turner, Robert L.
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Mineral Resources of the Far South Egans Wilderness Study Area, Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nevada

Description: From summary: During 1983 and 1984, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted field investigations to assess the mineral resource potential and appraise the identified resources of a part of the Far South Egans (NV-040-172) Wilderness Study Area. The area studied encompasses about 63.5 mi2 (square miles) (42,316 acres) in Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nevada, and is in the southern part of the Egan Range of east-central Nevada.
Date: 1987
Creator: Hedlund, David Carl; Davies, R. C.; Hovorka, Dirk S. & Blank, H. Richard, Jr.
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Geological Survey Investigations in the U12e.05 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 Ul2e.05 tunnel at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada (fig. 1). Reports on electrical resistivity, natural radioactivity, and heat required to raise the rocks to 100C will be issued later. A preliminary report on the geologic effects of the Blanca event is being prepared.
Date: February 1959
Creator: Diment, William H.; Wilmarth, V. R.; Houser, F. N.; Dickey, D. D.; Hinrichs, E. Neal; Botinelly, Theodore et al.
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Water Wells in Frenchman and Yucca Valleys, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the work that was done at the wells and brings together the available data on depth to bottom, depth to water level, discharge rate, and draw-down for each well, together with coefficients of transmissibility determined in aquifer tests.
Date: July 1961
Creator: Hood, J. W.
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Interim Geological Investigations in the U12e.06 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: This report details Vela Uniform program survey that determined the pre-explosion chemical and physical properties of the tuffs exposed in the tunnel for comparison with similar post-shot geologic data and evaluated these data in terms of predicting the geologic effects of the planned explosion.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Emerick, W. L.
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