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Nuclear Testing Weather and Experimental Data

Topics: Nuclear Science and Technology Nuclear Security Science and Technology

Problem Statement

Provide nuclear testing weather and experimental data to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Goldbook Project.

Technical Approach

Provide digitized meteorological data from upper atmospheric soundings. Provide digitized experimental data from DASA-1251 compilations of fallout data. Provide digitized cloud sampling measurements by operation and shot. Provide a bibliography of documents used for ORNL’s Nuclear Fallout Data Backbone.


Help develop a compendium of selected nuclear weapons effects data - the “golden nuggets” of nuclear test history - for use in verification and validation of DTRA codes.

Project Details

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