Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

Environmental and Human Consequences

  • Charles S. Shapiro

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

  3. Overview

  4. Source Term Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Anatoly Matushchenko, Alexander Chernushev, Konstantin Kharitonov, Victor Mikhailov, Georgy Tsyrkov, Sergey Zelentsov et al.
      Pages 63-68
    3. John F. Wild, Wataru Goishi, Jesse W. Meadows, M. N. Namboodiri, David K. Smith
      Pages 69-77
  5. Dose Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Alexey Ryaboshapko, Yuri Izrael, Eugeny Stukin, Yuri Tsaturov, Sergey Vakulovsky
      Pages 81-94
    3. Yury Izrael, Igor Nazarov, Eugeny Stukin, Shepa Fridman, Yury Tsaturov, Viktor Petrov et al.
      Pages 95-104
    4. Z. Yi, Y. Mao, J.-C. Li, B. Liu
      Pages 113-119
    5. B. W. Church, D. L. Wheeler, C. M. Campbell, R. V. Nutley, L. R. Anspaugh
      Pages 127-138
    6. Lynn R. Anspaugh, Yvonne E. Ricker, Stuart C. Black, R. Frank Grossman, David L. Wheeler, Bruce W. Church et al.
      Pages 139-150
    7. Harold L. Beck, Irene K. Helfer, André Bouville, Mona Dreicer
      Pages 151-167
    8. Andre Bouville, Mona Dreicer, Harold L. Beck, Walter H. Hoecker, Bruce W. Wachholz
      Pages 169-184
  6. Ecological and Health Consequences

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About these proceedings


Radionuclides produced by past nuclear weapon test explosions comprise the largest source of anthropogenic radioactivity released into the earth's atmosphere to date. This volume presents data and models about the fate of the released radionuclides and their possible effects on human health. It is divided into the following three parts:
- Source Term Studies;
- Dose Reconstruction;
- Ecological and Health Effects,
and comprises both Western and formerly secret Soviet research studies, illuminates past and current research.


Atombombe Nuklearwaffentests Radioökologie Transport atomic bomb environment model nuclear fallout nuclear weapon tests radioaktiver Niederschlag radioecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles S. Shapiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08359-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03610-5
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