May 1959
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1959, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p224
The article offers information on the detection of underground nuclear tests and for atomic explosions in the U.S. As the result of the 6 atomic explosions conducted in Summer 1958, the negotiations at Geneva for a test ban agreement will be complicated. To improve the detection of underground tests, a team of earthquake specialists and scientists has evaluated the most recent techniques for recording earthquake and underground atomic shots and reported to the White House. This team was known as the Panel on Seismic Improvement which was headed by Lloyd V. Berkner, chairman of the Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences.


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