Media Collection

Related to atmospheric and underground nuclear weapon and high explosive test programs


•Silent, usually black and white
•Almost exclusively weapon explosion phenomenology and effects
•Framing speed, geometry, and sensitometry documented


•Most are color, taken at standard speed and completed with sound tracks
•Cover a broad scope of both the pre- and post-test activities of a test series or operation
•Detonations and blast, thermal, and radiation measurement projects are covered from various distances and angles


•Nuclear fission and fusion and types of nuclear explosions and characteristics

Still Images

•Covering the earliest nuclear tests to underground and current simulation tests
•Mostly black and white, but some color negatives and prints of detonations, test site areas, construction, and preparation of instrumentation and structures