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Experimental Radiation Measurements in Conventional Structures: Part 1, Radiation Measurements in Two Two-Story and Three One-Story Typical Residential Structures Before and After Modification

Description: Report discussing the methods, data, and analysis of results for "An experimental study designed to provide a basis for estimating protection against fallout radiation " (p. v) using one- and two-story structures with basements.
Date: July 1966
Creator: Burson, Z. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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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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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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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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1929

Description: From introduction: This report describes the deposits of analcite in the Green River formation, to compare them with other similar deposits, and to present them with other similar deposits, and to present the observations and inferences that led him to explain them as alteration products of volcanic ash that fell into an ancient saline lake. The report also records the occurrence of several thin beds of sepiolite, or meerschaum, in the Green River formation and presents new data on the molds of saline minerals of the Green River formation whose determination affects directly the interpretation of the analcite and sepiolite deposits.
Date: 1930
Creator: Mendenhall, W. C.
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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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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1941-42

Description: Preface: The author of this paper gives a thorough description of a complex of very unusual igneous rocks and associated hydrothermal deposits.
Date: 1942
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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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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Chemistry and Movement of Ground Water, Nevada Test Site

Description: Introduction: The chemical character of ground water depends to a large degree upon the character of the rock formations through which the water moves. The composition of the water is the result of several solutional and decompositional processes.
Date: May 20, 1964
Creator: Schoff, Stuart L. & Moore, John E.
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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 Summary of the Ground-Water Hydrology of the Area Between the Las Vegas Valley and the Amargosa Desert, Nevada: with Special Reference to the Effects of Possible New Withdrawals of Ground Water

Description: Introduction: The United States Atomic Energy Commission is considering the establishment of a townsite in the vicinity of Mercury, Nevada, to facilitate operations at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station on the Nevada Test Site.
Date: September 1963
Creator: Winograd, Isaac Judah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department