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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 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

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

A Model Designed to Predict the Motion of Objects Translated by Classical Blast Waves

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to describe, step by step, the theoretical studies that have resulted in a mathematical model capable of predicting the motion of objects utilizing selected basic blast parameters."
Date: January 1961
Creator: Bowen, I. Gerald; Albright, Ray W.; Fletcher, E. Royce & White, Clayton S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Methods and Techniques of Fallout Studies Using a Particulate Simulant

Description: From Abstract: "These data are important for personnel protection on a national basis in the event of war and on a local basis in the event of certain types of nuclear accidents. This report discusses the need for such information and suggests methods for obtaining it."
Date: August 1960
Creator: Lee, William & Borella, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental Radiation Measurements in Conventional Structures: Part 2. Comparison of Measurements in Above-Ground and Below-Ground Structures From Simulated and Actual Fallout Radiation

Description: Report concerning the protection offered against radioactive fallout offered by two types of structures at the Nevada Test Site. Differences between above ground and underground structures are measured and compared to data taken from actual fallout conditions.
Date: February 1963
Creator: Burson, Z. G. (Zolin G.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aeroradioactivity Survey and Related Surface Geology of Parts of the Los Angeles Region, California (ARMS-I)

Description: Report regarding an airborne gamma-radioactivity survey that took place in the 2,800 square mile area around the Los Angeles region in California. Topics include the types of bedrock noted in the area as well as their levels of radioactivity.
Date: May 1961
Creator: Books, Kenneth G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aeroradioactivity Survey and Geology of the Gnome (Carlsbad) Area, New Mexico and Texas (ARMS-I)

Description: Report regarding an airborne radioactivity survey that took place in the 7,000 square mile area around the GNOME test site near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Topics include the types of bedrock noted in the area as well as their levels of radioactivity.
Date: February 1963
Creator: MacKallor, Jules A.
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

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

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

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

Experimental Evaluation of the Fallout-Radiation Protection Provided by Selected Structures in the Los Angeles Area

Description: Report regarding experiments made to determine the fallout-radiation protection offered by four types of buildings in Los Angeles, California. The first structure was the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Biology and the University of California at Los Angeles, the second was a fallout shelter, the third was the communications area of the Los Angeles Police Department building, and the fourth was a classroom.
Date: June 1962
Creator: Burson, Z. G. (Zolin 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

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

Neutron-Field and Induced-Activity Measurements-Operation Bren

Description: From Abstract: "Certain characteristics of the neutron field from this unshielded reactor were measured. The activation of gold, manganese, sulfur, cadmium-covered gold, and cadmium-covered manganese was determined as a function of distance from the reactor and of depth in the ground. The data show how those parameters, important for calculating neutron-induced activity in the soil, vary as a function of the height of the source and the slant range from the source."
Date: September 1965
Creator: Tomnovec, F. M. & Ferguson, J. M.
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