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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sedan Nuclear Explosion Ejecta Deposits and Shock Metamorphism


Sedan Nuclear Explosion Ejecta Deposits and Shock Metamorphism


A report about the physical characteristics of the ejecta blanket
and crater rim deformation of the Sedan nuclear explosion crater
is available online. This reports describes one of a number of
nuclear explosion, which provided data that proved useful in the
interpretation of prehistoric extraterrestrial impact carters.

The report is:

Carlson, R. H., and W. A. Roberts, 1963, Mass Distribution and 
Throwout Studies Project Sedan. Report no. PNE-217F, U.S. 
Atomic Energy Commission, Plowshare Program and The 
Boeing Company Seattle, Washington.    

PDF file at http://dodreports.com/pdf/ada437925.pdf
http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=4667168
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47290437/pne-217-Sedan

Related report and papers:

Vortman, L. J., 1967, Maximum missile ranges from surface and 
buried explosions. report no. SC-RR--67-616, Sandia Corp.,
Albuquerque, N. Mexico.

PDF file at http://dodreports.com/ada396331
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA396331&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

Henny, R. W., and R. H. Carlson, 1968, Distribution of natural missiles
from cratering explosions in hard rock. Annals of the New York 
Academy of Sciences. vol. 152, no 1, pp. 404–431.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-6632.1968.tb11990.x/abstract    

Wohletz, K. H., 1998, Chapter 7 Pyroclastic Surges and Compressible 
Two-Phase Flow, in A. Freundt and M. Rosi, eds., pp. 247-312, 
From Magma to Tephra. Elsevier, New York.
PDF file: http://www.ees1.lanl.gov/Wohletz/Pyroclastic%20Surges.pdf

In was in debris from the Sedan nuclear explosion crater that 
manmade shocked quartz was found as described in the below
papers and reports.

Online report about Sedan test shock metamorphism

Short, N. M., 1969, Progressive shock metamorphism of quartzite 
ejecta from SEDAN nuclear explosion crater. NASA-TM-X-63778,
Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, 92 pp.

PDF file:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19700005328&qs=Ns%3DPublication-Date|0%26N%3D4294798519
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700005328_1970005328.pdf

Papers

Cordier, P., and A. J. Gratz, 1995, TEM study of shock metamorphism 
in quartz from the Sedan nuclear test site. Earth and Planetary 
Science Letters. vol. 129, no. 1-4, pp. 163-170.

Short, N.M., 1970. Progressive shock metamorphism of quartzite 
ejecta from the Sedan nuclear explosion crater. Journal of Geology, 
vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 705-732  http://www.jstor.org/pss/30067899

Sedan nuclear test web pages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedan_(nuclear_test)
http://www.onlinenevada.org/sedan_crater
http://www.allaroundnevada.com/?p=29

Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1o38Yo5OhY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLZ4bUTDYM

Yours,

Paul H.

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