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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

Experimental Evaluation of the Fallout-Radiation Protection Afforded by a Southwestern Residence

Description: Report regarding experiments made to determine the fallout-radiation protection offered by a "single-story stucco and frame house with a heavy shake roof and no basement," (p. 5) which is noted as being popular in the southwestern United States.
Date: March 14, 1961
Creator: Burson, Z.; Parry, D. & Borella, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Correlative Studies - Operation Bren

Description: Report summarizing "the utilization of the Health Physics Research reactor and a Co60 source during Operation BREN" and offers related meteorological data relating radiation emissions.
Date: May 1963
Creator: Auxier, John A., 1925-; Haywood, F. F. & Gilley, L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground Roughness Effects on the Energy and Angular Distribution of Gamma Radiation From Fallout

Description: Report examining "[t]he effect of ground roughness, or surface irregularities, on the radiation field above ground which had been contaminated with fallout from the explosion in the atmosphere of a nuclear device (Smallboy Event)" (p. v).
Date: December 1963
Creator: Huddleston, C. M.; Burson, Z. G.; Kinkaid, R. M. & Klingler, Q. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrier Attenuation of Air-Scattered Gamma Radiation

Description: Report of a study that "was conducted to determine the attenuation provided by vertical and horizontal barriers exposed only to skyshine radiation from cobalt-60 and cesium-137 sources. Materials of steel, aluminum, concrete, and wood were used as barriers" (p. 5).
Date: December 1964
Creator: Burson, Z. G. & Summers, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Scattering of Thermal Radiation Into Open Underground Shelters

Description: From Introduction: "The elimination of the burn hazard in shelters depends upon a separate, systematic investigation of each suspected agent. The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the contribution made by radiant energy and, if such contribution proved to be significant, to suggest means of eliminating this component."
Date: May 1959
Creator: Davis, T. P.; Miller, N. D.; Ely, T. S.; Basso, J. A. & Pearse, H. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Comparative Analysis of Some of the Immediate Environmental Effects at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Description: Report regarding the medical and environmental effects caused by the nuclear weapons that were detonated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Includes studies of wave overpressure and three tiers of blast lethality.
Date: August 1964
Creator: White, Clayton S.; Bowen, I. Gerald & Richmond, Donald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative Nuclear Effects of Biomedical Interest

Description: Report containing environmental consequences of nuclear explosions with a primary focus on early effects such as exposure to blasts and radiation. Includes definitions of terms, the progression of an explosion, and graphs depicting the relationship between the effects of blasts and the distance of material from Ground Zero.
Date: September 1960
Creator: White, Clayton S.; Bowen, I. Gerald; Richmond, Donald R. & Corsbie, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Radiological Assessment and Recovery of Contaminated Areas

Description: From Abstract: "The conceptual nature of a radiological defense system and role of decontamination or reclamation in such a system are discussed. Most of the report deals with methods for reducing the observed data to interpretive form because the data were taken with a large contaminated area."
Date: March 1958
Creator: Miller, Carl F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial Radiological Monitoring System: Part 2. Performance, Calibration, and Operational Check-Out of the EG&G ARMS-II Revised System

Description: Report describing "the design, installation, and performance of the Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Aerial Radiological Monitoring System used in Phase II of the Aerial Radiological Monitoring Survey (ARMS-II)" (p. 5). Contains descriptions and photographs of its components and descriptions of test runs.
Date: October 1961
Creator: Hand, J. E.; Guillou, R. B. & Borella, H. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Las Vegas Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Abstract: "An Aerial Radiological Measuring Survey (ARMS) of the Las Vegas area was made for the Civil Effects Test Operations, Division of Biology and Medicine, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, by Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., between May 21 and June 23, 1961. The survey was part of a nationwide program to measure present environmental levels of gamma radiation. Approximately 6000 traverse miles were flown, at an attitude of 500 ft above the ground, in a 100-mile square centered near Las Vegas. The EG&G ARMS-II instrumentation was used in the survey."
Date: October 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B.; Hand, J. E. & Borella, H. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Parr Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Purpose of Survey: "The ARMS-II Parr area survey was one of many that have been flown for the CETO since the nationwide ARMS program was started (1958). Figure 2 shows the location of the areas survey as of Apr. 1, 1964. The purpose of the program is to measure the present environmental levels of gamma radiation in areas around nuclear facilities and planned nuclear activities."
Date: April 1964
Creator: Guillou, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Orlando Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Abstract: "The data are presented as aeroradioactivity units or areas with similar gamma radiation counting rates at 500 ft., at two map scales: (1) generalized at about 1: 1,000,000 and (2) detailed at 1:250,000. The maximum aeroradioactivity in almost all the area was less than 400 counts/sec. Aerial measurements of ground radioactivity in the ARMS-II Orlando area were consistent with what was expected, considering the geology of the area."
Date: April 1964
Creator: Guillou, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technical Concept-Operation Bren

Description: From Abstract: "The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Health Physics Research Reactor is to be attached to a hoist platform on a 1500-ft tower at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The project is a continuation of the studies commenced in 1956 for evaluating the radiation doses of persons exposed to nuclear weapons, especially the residents of Hiroshima and Nagaski, Japan. Measurements will be made of the energy, angular, and spatial distributions of the radiation from the reactor."
Date: December 1961
Creator: Auxier, J. A.; Sanders, F. W.; Haywood, F. F.; Thorngate, J. H. & Cheka, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ichiban: The Dosimetry Program for Nuclear Bomb Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - A Status Report as of April 1, 1964

Description: From Abstract: "The approach to the problem has been as fundamental as possible with emphasis on quantitative measurements and calculations of the energy, angular, and spatial distributions of weapons radiations in an air-over-ground geometry. Spatial distributions of dose in various shields, including Japanese dwellings, have been measured. Techniques have been developed in Japan for verifying the location of survivors and accurately describing their shielding environments."
Date: April 1964
Creator: Auxier, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Norfolk-Peninsula Area (ARMS-II)

Description: From Introduction: "The ARMS-II Norfolk - Peninsula area survey was one many that have been flown for the CETO since the nationwide ARMS program was started (1958). Figure 2 shows the location of the areas that have been completed to date. The purpose of the program is to measure the present environmental levels of gamma radiation in areas around nuclear facilities and planned nuclear activities."
Date: December 6, 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operation Plan and Hazards Report - Operation BREN

Description: Report discussing "descriptions of the HPRR and the Co^60 source, their operating procedures, the manner in which they will be used, and possible hazards are included."
Date: January 1962
Creator: Sanders, F. W.; Haywood, F. F.; Lunin, M. I.; Gilley, L. W.; Cheka, J. S. & Ward, D. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Camden-Delaware Valley Area (ARMS-II)

Description: Report regarding an Aerial Radiological Measuring Survey (ARMS) of the Camden-Delaware Valley area that was part of a national program to measure environmental levels of gamma radiation. 6,000 traverse miles were examined around Camden, New Jersey.
Date: November 10, 1961
Creator: Guillou, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department