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An aerial radiological survey of the Double Track Site and surrounding area, Central Nevada. Date of survey: December 1993

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An aerial radiological survey of the Double Track Site was conducted in December 1993. An interim report described survey procedures and presented terrestrial exposure rate and wide-area-averaged plutonium isopleth plots. This letter report presents additional plutonium plots and some rule-of-thumb calculations which should help the reader to properly interpret the data presented. Attached to this report are three isopleth plots produced from the Double Track data. No one processing method provides all the answers regarding a particular surveyed area. Where peak vales are most important, a figure created from the original unsmoothed data is the presentation of choice. A figure from smoothed data is superior for the detection of areas of widespread low-level contamination. A figure , also smoothed data, satisfied a particular early mission goal but is not as useful for cleanup operations as the other two. This last figure is presented for historical completeness only

Topics: Mapping, Data Processing, Nuclear Weapons, Radioecological Concentration, Calculation Methods, Performance Testing, Aerial Surveying, Nai Detectors, Experimental Data, 54 Environmental Sciences, Nevada, Plutonium, 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense
Publisher: EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/125029
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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