Locating an underwater site of a nuclear explosion detected by a hydroacoustic network

by T. Hughes

Publisher: Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif

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There is a need for this country to be able to assure itself that an international ban on nuclear testing can be made effective. This thesis studies one small portion of that problem - to wit, the procedure for classifying an underwater detonation which has vented and which has been detected. by a hydroacoustic network. A MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS is developed, and after a study or some parameters such as height or search, search spacing, search width and current movements optimizing search plans are deduced. One of the major difficulties in such a quantitative analysis is the non-deterministic nature of many-of the parameters. The.ideal search spacing was found to depend directly on the surface radioactive pool diameter. In order to develop plans this essential factor must be known. Unfortunately this depends on many variables over which the searcher has no control or knowledge. An averaging procedure is adopted and a factor established to compare spacings and determine which meets the. criterion dictated by the MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS. The writer wishes to express. his appreciation for the assistance given him by Professor H. E. Handler, Professor R. Read and Professor E. M. Ward; for the assistance and encouragement given him by Professor W. P. Cunningham;, and particularly to Professor E. J. Stewart for the kind and charitable way in which he made his time and advice available. Lastly, the writer wishes to thank Mrs. Martha Olson of U. S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory for making available hydrographic information compiled by her.

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StatementThomas J. Hughes
ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Paginationv, 96 leaves
Number of Pages96
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Hydroacoustic monitoring is one of four technologies used by the International Monitoring System (IMS) to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Nuclear explosions underwater, in the atmosphere near the ocean surface or underground near a coastline generate sound waves that can be detected by the hydroacoustic monitoring network.

Underwater nuclear explosions can be detected most readily by the hydroacoustic sensors of the IMS network. These are normally placed at a depth of about metres and connect to a station on the coast by a cable that can be several tens of kilometres in length.

Nov 01,  · Results of a full‐scale study of hydroacoustic, seismic, and acoustic effects of an underwater explosion of charges of a chemical high explosive are described.

The study had a comprehensive character and included video filming of surface phenomena at the explosion epicenter, registration of hydroacoustic waves in water, seismic waves on the ground, and acoustic waves in air Cited by: 7.

The Baker nuclear test at Bikini Atoll in July was a shallow underwater explosion, part of Operation Crossroads.A 20 kiloton warhead was detonated in a lagoon which was approximately ft (61 m) deep. The first effect was illumination of the water because of the underwater fireball.

A rapidly expanding gas bubble created a shock wave that caused an expanding ring of apparently dark. Braving the storms - constructing hydroacoustic station HA11 at Wake Island. Ten of the eleven stations in the worldwide hydroacoustic network are now in operation, listening to sound waves in the water to detect possible signatures of an underwater nuclear explosion.

A nuclear detonation detection system (NDDS) is a device or a series of devices that are able to tell when a nuclear explosion has occurred as well as the direction of the explosion. The main purpose of these devices or systems was to verify compliance of countries that signed nuclear treaties such as the Partial Test Ban treaty of (PTBT) and the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

Aug 28,  · The Hardtack Umbrella event was a Los Alamos and Dept of Defense nuclear weapons explosion shallow depth underwater shot ( ft.), June 8. This project is designed to improve discrimination of underwater seismic events and improve location of hydroacoustic sources in or just above the water column.

This is accomplished by analyzing hydroacoustic data from a multitude of explosion sources to assess high-frequency (> Hz) signal loss of hydroacoustic energy. In addition to confirming that a nuclear explosion had occurred at the Indian test site, the seismic data allows independent evaluation of the validity of India's claims.

Most of the energy released in an underground explosion (as is the case with an earthquake) is lost as heat or is expended to fracture rock close to the shot point. A sparse hydroacoustic network intrinsically has blind spots that must be monitored by other means, due to blockage of hydroacoustic signals by coastlines or ocean bathymetry.

and residual radioactive material that is trapped in the emplacement medium after the occurrence of an underground or underwater nuclear explosion. The effects of the. Underwater Nuclear Explosions: How Deep Is The Ocean, How High The Sky.

Because the effects of a deep underwater nuclear explosion are largely of military interest, the phenomena will be described in general terms and in less detail than for a shallow underwater burst.

The following discussion is based largely on observations made at. Nov 10,  · Detecting Nuclear Tests - the Last Hydroacoustic Installed It completes the hydroacoustic portion of the CTBTO's global network to detect nuclear tests anywhere, anytime.

The purpose of an On-Site Inspection (OSI) is to determine whether a nuclear explosion has occurred in violation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and to gather information which might assist in identifying the violator (CTBT, Article IV, Paragraph 35) Multi-Spectral and Infra Red Imaging (MSIR) is allowed by the treaty to.

Oct 25,  · The Comprehensive Nuclear‐Test‐Ban Treaty (CTBT) provides for monitoring of the whole globe by a network of stations, using various technologies, in order to verify the absence of nuclear explosion tests.

The hydroacoustic component of this network, which monitors the major world oceans, is currently under construction. When complete it will consist of 11 stations located with an emphasis Author: Martin W.

Lawrence, Marta Galindo Arranz, Patrick Grenard, John Newton. Jul 19,  · Decades Ago, the U.S. Military Set Off a Nuke Underwater, And It Went Very Badly The most destructive part of the blast was the cloud of radioactive. Even though the radionuclide system can give proof of a nuclear explosion, backtracking the path of detected radionuclides is imprecise and does not provide an accurate estimate of the explosion location.

32 Detection of the characteristic radionuclides of a nuclear explosion would trigger searches for confirming evidence, and information on. On using traveling ionospheric disturbances to detect underground nuclear tests. an underground nuclear explosion, UNE) to the IPP. IPP is a point, where the ray connecting the receiver to the.

Something of an interesting note on this subject In the ocean on Earth, as you go much deeper than feet, nuclear detonations leave little to no visible surface evidence of an explosion deep below.

The water pressure is so great that after jus. Nov 01,  · Measurement techniques and some results obtained in underwater, above‐water, and underground nuclear explosions at the north test site are described. Parameters of hydroacoustic signals in a nuclear explosion in the Chernaya bay and in coastal underground nuclear explosions are evidize.com: V.

Adushkin, B. Khristoforov. a telltale sign of a nuclear explosion. Others con-T he International Monitoring System (IMS) set up by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Organization in Vienna incorporates detectors that search for four kinds of characteristic signals of a nuclear explosion (below), particularly a device exploded underground.

How is sound used to monitor nuclear testing. The underwater hydroacoustic stations have three hydrophones positioned in a triangle approximately 2, m on a side and located in the all of the operating hydroacoustic stations detected the magnitude earthquake located off Japan in in March of and the hydroacoustic station.

Results of a fullscale study of hydroacoustic, seismic, and acoustic effects of an underwater explosion of charges of a chemical high explosive are described.

Oct 16,  · An underwater explosion, also known as an UNDEX, is an explosion beneath the surface of water. The type of explosion may be chemical or nuclear.

They are categorised in. How Did We Know North Korea Tested A Nuke. Nuclear tests can be detected a few ways. radioactive particles released into the air from a nuclear explosion can be identified.

Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Contract No. DE-ACSF ABSTRACT The hydroacoustic network of the International Monitoring System (IMS) is a sparse set of only eleven stations. This network relies on the efficient propagation of acoustic energy in the natural underwater waveguide called the sound fixing and ranging (SOFAR.

Underwater acoustics is the study of the propagation of sound in water and the interaction of the mechanical waves that constitute sound with the water, its contents and its boundaries.

The water may be in the ocean, a lake, a river or a evidize.coml frequencies associated with underwater acoustics are between 10 Hz and 1 evidize.com propagation of sound in the ocean at frequencies lower than Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear evidize.comg nuclear weapons offers practical information about how the weapons function, as well as how detonations are affected by different conditions; and how personnel, structures, and equipment are affected when subjected to nuclear explosions.

Jun 27,  · Underwater Nuclear Explosion. June 27, Jon. This footage is from operation Hardtack and this explosion is from an 8-kiloton nuclear bomb named Umbrella. Source – evidize.com Video Of The Day; Search for: Sign up to receive our latest picture dumps in your e.

Nov 22,  · An underwater explosion is detected by sonar on a ship 50 s before it is heard on the deck. An underwater (but near the surface) explosion is detected by sonar on a ship 50 s before it is heard on the deck. If sound travels at ft/s in the water and. Underwater Nuclear Tests.

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The second, named Baker, was the world’s first nuke to be detonated underwater.on the site of the explosion. For example, an explosion on a boat will generate both infrasound and hydroacoustic signals, and the hydroacoustic signals can be converted into seismic signals.

A nuclear explosion also generates tremendous amounts of radioactive particles and .Oct 30,  · An underwater (but near the surface) explosion is detected by sonar on a ship 20 s before it is heard on the deck. if sound travels at ft/s in water and ft/s in air, how far is the ship from the explosion?

(round the answer to the nearest foot)Category: Mathematics.