Disturbance in the Ionospheric F-Region following the Johnston Island Nuclear Explosion

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ACCORDING to the newspaper reports, American scientists exploded hydrogen bombs near Johnston Island on August 1 and 12, 1958, at heights of 160 km. and 100 km. The Apia magnetic records (Lawrie, J. A., and Gerard, V. B., private communication) give times as 10:50 and 10:30 G.M.T. Some geophysical aspects of these explosions have been discussed by Cullington1 and Kellog et al.2.

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    Cullington, A. L., Nature, 182, 1365 (1958).

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    Kellog, P. J., Ney, E. P., and Winckler, J. R., Nature, 183, 358 (1959).

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CUMMACK, C., KING, G. Disturbance in the Ionospheric F-Region following the Johnston Island Nuclear Explosion. Nature 184, BA32–BA33 (1959) doi:10.1038/184032a0b

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