[ RadSafe ] Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by CTBTO'sInfrasound Sensors

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Wed Feb 20 11:41:55 CST 2013

I recommend that everybody interested in international surveillance of 
events like nuclear ones or ones that could be mistaken for such as well as 
certain global ones like earthquakes should watch the CTBTO informations. 
This might facilitate to judge the mostly absurd messages in the news media. 
The nuclear tests conducted by India, Pakistan and North Korea have been 
detected, identified and correctly located. The link which Roy gave also 
shows other links with interesting information about former nuclear tests 
and the global networks of the CTBTO of many different detection systems. I 
noticed during recent discussions on RADSAFE that obviously nobody on the 
so-called International Radiation Protection Mailing List, which has 
developed unfortunately into an almost exclusive US-American list (!!!) is 
aware of what is going on in other countries or  internationally. I have 
participated as a member of the Austrian delegation to CTBTO for several 
years. I learned a lot about the verification methods for clandestine 
nuclear explosions and how to distinguish them from naturally occurring 
events like earthquakes and I also participated in CTBTO workshops, 
especially for the On Site Inspection. I expected everything to be ready 
before I would retire. Now I am retired since about 10 years and it still is 
not ready. This is due to the conflicting interests of states, which I sure 
would not discuss on RADSAFE! That the USA has been a major factor in 
delaying progress is nothing but a fact.

Thanks Roy for your message, this brushed up my knowledge on CTBTO!


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CTBTO'sInfrasound Sensors


Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by CTBTO’s Infrasound Sensors
Vienna, 18 February 2013
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