CRATER AND EJECTA STUDY

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Authors
  1. Jones, G.H.S.
  2. Diehl, C.H.H.
  3. Pinnell, J.H.
  4. Briosi, G.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Defense Atomic Support Agency, Washington DC (US);Atomic Energy Commission, Washington DC (US)
Abstract
Gives the full details of the experimental procedures used and the data obtained during the study of the crater produced by the detonation of 500 tons of TNT in a spherical configuration tangential to the surface of undisturbed lacustrine sands and silts. The overall programme associated with this detonation has been nicknamed PRAIRIE FLAT. The overall morphology is compared with several other craters, notably to the 1961 crater produced by a 100-ton detonation. It is shown that there is precise agreement in all major facts of the morphology.
Report Number
WT-2115 — Project Officers Report on Operation Prairie Flat, Associated Canadian Programme H
Date of publication
15 Dec 1970
Number of Pages
287
DSTKIM No
74-00405
CANDIS No
21058
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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