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Title: Site characterization for the MBCE/DIRT II battlefield environment tests
Authors: Mason, James B.
Long, Katherine S.
Keywords: Explosives, Military
Arms transfers
Defense industries
Military supplies
Military weapons
Weapons industry
Military geography
Environmental analysis
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.) ; EL-81-8
Abstract: The Munitions Bare Charge Equivalence/Dusty Infrared Test II (MBCE/DIRT II) test series was conducted as a joint field experiment by the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) at White Sands Missile Range, N. Mex., in July 1979. The purpose of the DIRT II portion of the test was to measure the transmission of optical energy through the obscurants generated by explosives interacting with the terrain. This report describes procedures and measurements conducted by the Environmental Laboratory of WES to establish the relevant physical properties of the test site for use in determining the nature and amount of the obscurant material. A portion of this effort was also devoted to the selection and description of a standard set of measurements and sampling procedures for general use in such tests. The resulting set is described along with the rationale behind it.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper EL-81-8
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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