• Creator
  • Office for Emergency Management. Office of Scientific Research and Development. 6/28/1941-12/31/1947
  • Created Date
  • 1945-07-16
  • Description
  • This is a typewritten account of the detonation of the Trinity atomic device, written by physicist Luis W. Alvarez, who witnessed it from a B-29 aircraft flying 24,000 feet over the site. In this report, Alvarez comments upon the detonation itself, the formation of the mushroom cloud, and the observations of the shock wave by the pilot and other passengers in the aircraft. Included are two sketches Alvarez made of the developing mushroom cloud... more
    This is a typewritten account of the detonation of the Trinity atomic device, written by physicist Luis W. Alvarez, who witnessed it from a B-29 aircraft flying 24,000 feet over the site. In this report, Alvarez comments upon the detonation itself, the formation of the mushroom cloud, and the observations of the shock wave by the pilot and other passengers in the aircraft. Included are two sketches Alvarez made of the developing mushroom cloud, with notations. less
  • Format
  • Sketches
    Reports
    Paper
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted