Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 2, 2014

Physics World: Scientists get set for simulated nuclear inspection

Preparations for the Integrated Field Exercise 2014: Installation and testing of equipment on the Super Puma helicopter at an airbase in Amman, Jordan, in March 2014.

Preparations for the Integrated Field Exercise 2014: Installation and testing of equipment on the Super Puma helicopter at an airbase in Amman, Jordan, in March 2014.

 

“The Institute of Physics, through Eurekalert, has announced their Physics World September issue will cover the 2014 Integrated Field Exercise. IFE14 will simulate most aspects of an on-site inspection (OSI) in Jordan’s Dead Sea area. The inspection team will conduct a meticulous search of a clearly defined inspection area to establish whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place. The exercise will be in response to a technically realistic and stimulating but fictional scenario.”

“Once the experts arrive at the roughly 1000 km2 of mountainous desert and scrubland in Jordan, they will have access to almost all of the available to them under the terms of the CTBT, including ultraviolet light to search for vehicle tracks in the dirt, infrared radiation to hunt down the exact point of any possible explosion, and noble-gas detection systems to measure the telltale gases xenon and argon.”

 

 

Read Eurekalert release

Read Phys.org article here

Related article [in Arabic] here


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