Meteorological Aspects of the Atomic “Base Surge”

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The Bikini (Baker Test) under water atomic explosion is described and the point is made that the spectacular cloud formation associated with the “base surge” was dependent upon the moist tropical air mass prevailing at the time of the explosion.

* The statements in this article are the author's and are not to be construed as official nor necessarily reflecting the views of the Department of the Air Force.

The Bikini (Baker Test) under water atomic explosion is described and the point is made that the spectacular cloud formation associated with the “base surge” was dependent upon the moist tropical air mass prevailing at the time of the explosion.

* The statements in this article are the author's and are not to be construed as official nor necessarily reflecting the views of the Department of the Air Force.

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