OPERATIONAL PLOWSHARE, PROJECT SCOOTER: SURFACE MOTION FROM A CRATERING SHOT IN DESERT ALLUVIUM

A one million pound high-explosive shot in desert alluvium produced transient displacements on the alluvial fill out to 14,000 feet which were about four times larger than comparable shots in tuff with the detector on bedrock. The accelerations were from 5 to 8 times as large as the predicted values but with a systematic convergence to the scaling curve with increasing distance. Maximum displacements were in the surface wave group. Stations on bedrock recorded displacements very close to predicted values. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also Published in U.S. Government Research Reports, V40, N13, July 5, 1965.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast and Geodetic Survey

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mickey, W V
  • Publication Date: 1961-9-8

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: AT292746
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM