This web site now has two mirrors at: Envirolink.Org and at FAS.Org. If one seems slow, try the other!
Trinity Atomic Web Site is now licensed under the OpenContent License,
which should make conditions for copying more explicit.
Well, it has been a long time since the last addition. Now the long-lost Nuclear Test Image Gallery has been mirrored here. There are
75 photos of nuclear weapons tests with historic data about each test. Enjoy!
August 1, 1998
Added Title Page/Preface/Contents and Chapter I of "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons," 3rd edition,
1977, as browseable HTML and as Adobe Acrobat PDF for downloading and printing.
March 22-April 19, 1998
Clean up some stale links and begin re-organizing for better navigation within the site.
(To allow for future expansion.) Add backgrounds to the main topic pages to add
August 11, 1997
Added two more video clips showing the effects
of a nuclear blast on airplanes and a transplanted stand of trees.
August 9, 1997
Added a video clip of the Civil Defense Effects
Test of a nuclear blast on a wood-frame house.
July 27, 1997
Added two video clips of the
Castle BRAVE 15 megaton and Castle ROMEO 11 megaton thermonuclear tests.
Added three video clips of the Tumbler-Snapper test series in Nevada, including soldier
participation in Exercise Desert Rock IV.
July 20, 1997
Added three video clips of the Ivy
MIKE 10.7 megaton thermonuclear test and one video clip of the Ivy KING 500 kiloton
July 17, 1997
Added two video clips of the Crossroads
ABLE and BAKER nuclear test detonations and a video clip of one of the Buster-Jangle
detonations in Nevada.
May 3, 1997
The Civil Defense page now contains plans and
instructions for the Kearny Fallout Meter (KFM), which can be made from common materials
around the home and is inherently calibrated by the geometry of its construction.
April 23, 1997
Added a new Years of Atmospheric Testing page.
Initially it contains a table summarizing U.S. atmospheric tests and a document describing
a historical overview of U.S. testing.
Added a "Chronological Description of Air Burst" comparing a 20kt and 1Mt
detonation to the Nuclear Weapons Effects page. Added a
new page on Civil Defense containing the first of
several fallout shelter plans. You will also see some re-organizing and cleaning up of
various pages on this site.
A new section on Los Alamos Publications has been
added. It includes links to online versions of Los Alamos Technical Reports and a listing
of technical report titles from the Los Alamos Library online catalog.
November 25, 1996
Videos of the Trinity blast have been
converted to the more portable MOV format. There is also a new 30-frame-per-second video
of the first 5 seconds of the blast.
The report by William Laurence, who rode on one of
the observation planes in the atomic attack on Nagasaki, August, 9, 1945. Laurence was the
only reporter allowed into the Manhattan Project during the war.
October 23, 1996
The full text of the speech by President Truman on
August 6, 1945, announcing the atomic attack on Hiroshima and revealing for the first time
the existence of the Manhattan Project.
October 17, 1996
Nagasaki Videos, showing aerial views of the atomic
fireball, mushroom cloud, and destruction after the blast.