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Journal Article
Published: 27 October 2020
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2021) 111 (1): 571–589.
..., partially collapsed chimneys can have remnant subsurface cavities left in place above collapsed rubble. The 1964 nuclear test HADDOCK, conducted at the Nevada test site (now the Nevada National Security Site), formed a partially collapsed chimney with no surface crater. Understanding the subsurface...
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Journal Article
Published: 21 September 2021
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2022) 112 (1): 538–552.
... nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada National Security Site using seismic recordings primarily from the Livermore Nevada Network. We are able to determine them for 130 nuclear explosions from 1970 to 1996 for a range of yields and under a variety of material conditions, which we have supplemented with 10...
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Distribution of stations in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory <span class="search-highlight">Nevada</span> N...
Published: 21 September 2021
Figure 1. Distribution of stations in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Nevada Network (green triangles) that have recorded many U.S. nuclear tests at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS, shown in black outline). Inset shows the locations of the explosion that were studied within
Journal Article
Published: 19 March 2019
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2019) 109 (3): 1071–1081.
... Security Site in southern Nevada and surrounding seismicity to investigate the discrimination performance of P / S ratios at local distances. We find that discrimination at individual stations is highly variable, regardless of frequency. Network averaging of ratios improves discrimination performance above...
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Journal Article
Published: 22 December 2021
Seismological Research Letters (2022) 93 (2A): 866–879.
.... Triangles show station locations and are color coded by the experiments for which they have Pg / Lg ratios. Thick white outline shows the boundaries of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Table 1 List of Chemical Explosions and the Hazebrook Nuclear Test Event Name Date (yyyy/mm/dd...
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Journal Article
Published: 08 April 2020
Seismological Research Letters (2020) 91 (3): 1488–1499.
...Brian A. Young; Robert E. Abbott Abstract The Leo Brady Seismic Network (LBSN, originally the Sandia Seismic Network) was established in 1960 by Sandia National Laboratories to monitor underground nuclear tests (UGTs) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS, formerly named the Nevada Test Site...
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Journal Article
Published: 12 September 2018
Seismological Research Letters (2018) 89 (6): 2085–2093.
... to the nuclear test center, depth, and magnitude) of these triggered aftershocks fit the general characteristics of the aftershocks in the Nevada National Security Site and the Semipalatinsk test site after nuclear tests, but the aftershocks of North Korea’s 2017 test exhibit a different evolution lasting...
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Journal Article
Published: 13 August 2019
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2019) 109 (5): 1922–1934.
..., Nevada, on the Nevada National Security Site. Yucca Flat is a sedimentary basin which has hosted more than 650 underground nuclear tests (UGTs). The survey source was a novel 13,000 kg modified industrial pile driver. This weight drop source proved to be broadband and repeatable, richer in low...
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Journal Article
Published: 11 May 2022
Seismological Research Letters (2022) 93 (4): 2230–2238.
...), tuff2 (dashed green), alluvium (blue), and alluvium2 (dashed blue), along with calculated ratios for nuclear and chemical explosions at the Nevada National Security Site with the moment‐to‐yield ratio calculated using M 0 . Diamonds and squares indicate explosions in regions of low and high gas...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2015
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2015) 105 (2A): 706–718.
... seismicity, are shown in Figure  1 . Figure 1. Map of the study area. The top right map displays the regional setting. In both maps, the thick black outline marks the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Red stars show locations of the past nuclear explosions used in this study...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2012
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2012) 102 (4): 1361–1372.
... heterogeneity at shallow depths and interactions with the free surface. Yucca Flat ( YF ), a sedimentary basin on the Nevada National Security Site, has hosted hundreds of well‐recorded underground nuclear tests. As such, it should be an ideal natural laboratory for the study of shallow explosions...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2014
Vadose Zone Journal (2014) 13 (8): vzj2013.10.0183.
...-0397-2 Nevada Nuclear Security Administration . 2004 . Corrective action investigation plan for Corrective Action Unit 99: Rainier Mesa/Shoshone Mountain, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. DOE/NV-1031 . NNSA , Las Vegas . Nicol A. Watterson J. Walsh J.J. Childs C. . 1996...
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Journal Article
Published: 08 September 2015
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2015) 105 (5): 2390–2410.
... by underground explosions in jointed rocks , Geophys. J. Int. 200 , 1651 – 1661 . Wagoner J. L. ( 2014 ). Working toward a site‐specific geomodel, Nevada National Security Site , RMR2014—Review of Monitoring Research for Ground‐Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Technologies , Albuquerque...
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A shaded topographic relief map with seismic stations and events in the ass...
Published: 12 February 2020
Figure 2. A shaded topographic relief map with seismic stations and events in the assembled western U.S. nuclear explosion monitoring dataset (after Walter et al. , 2006 ). The LNN stations ELK, MNV, LAC and KNB are shown in black. An outline of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is shown
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Maps of study region with shaded relief. (a) Geologic and geographic refere...
Published: 19 November 2019
Figure 1. Maps of study region with shaded relief. (a) Geologic and geographic reference map. Outline of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and Nevada–California state line indicated by black lines. (b) Data summary map: black dots are earthquakes; red symbols are active sources, including
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The Yucca Flat region of the <span class="search-highlight">Nevada</span> National <span class="search-highlight">Security</span> <span class="search-highlight">Site</span> (NNSS). Purple a...
Published: 13 August 2019
Figure 1. The Yucca Flat region of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Purple and green stars mark locations of Source Physics Experiments phase I and phase II, respectively. THOR 1 and THOR 2 shot points are shown as red and blue crosses, respectively (black marker on THOR 1 line indicates
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Map of the study area. The top right map displays the regional setting. In ...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 1. Map of the study area. The top right map displays the regional setting. In both maps, the thick black outline marks the boundary of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Red stars show locations of the past nuclear explosions used in this study, and blue stars show locations
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(a) Shaded topographic map of the Yucca Flat region of the <span class="search-highlight">Nevada</span> National ...
Published: 27 October 2020
Figure 1. (a) Shaded topographic map of the Yucca Flat region of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The blue line marks the NNSS boundary. The red line marks the Yucca Flat sedimentary basin boundary. The FREY experiment’s line 500 and line 600 are shown as the black X. The purple line
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(a) Moment‐to‐yield ratio for granite as a function of depth for different ...
Published: 11 May 2022
) A comparison of moment‐to‐yield ratio as a function of depth for granite (red), rhyolite (orange), tuff (green), tuff2 (dashed green), alluvium (blue), and alluvium2 (dashed blue), along with calculated ratios for nuclear and chemical explosions at the Nevada National Security Site with the moment‐to‐yield
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 21 October 2022
GSA Bulletin (2022)
... gas migration from nuclear tests. The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS; formerly the Nevada Test Site) is the host to an extensive suite of legacy underground nuclear explosions (U.S. Department of Energy, 2015), many of which occurred in volcanic tuffs. Previous work has identified damage within...