GROUND TRUTH COORDINATES AND IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS OF UNTs AND SHAFTS AT THE BALAPAN SUBAREA OF STS

The Balapan (or, Shagan) subarea of STS has the following coordinates:
49.86N - 50.07N and 78.67E - 79.03E
with total area 23km x 23 km = 540 sq.km.

At the Balapan subarea a total of 105 UNTs were carried out in 106 shafts (UNT #661 was carried out in two shafts).

In the following Table are shown:
identification number of the UNT,
the date,
the latitude and longitude of the shaft, and
the number or other identifier of the shaft, where where the UNT was carried out, according to [1].

Ground truth coordinates of the shafts are from the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan [Oslo. 1999], listed as reference [2].

Table 1. Ground truth coordinates and identification numbers of UNTs and shafts at the Balapan subarea of STS
Test # Date Lat., N Long., E Shaft
231 1995-Jan-15 49.93500 79.00936 1004
285 1968-Jun-19 49.98025 78.98550 1053
312 1969-Nov-30 49.92428 78.95575 1054
341 1971-Jun-30 49.94600 78.98047 1056
355 1972-Feb-10 50.02428 78.87808 1007
373 1972-Nov-02 49.92697 78.81725 1061
377 1972-Dec-10 50.02700 78.99556 1204
382 1973-Jul-23 49.96889 78.81750 1066
387 1973-Sep-20 49.96167 78.85556 1267
393 1973-Nov-04 50.06306 78.93306 1069
394 1973-Dec-14 50.04381 78.98569 1064
398 1974-Apr-16 50.02444 78.92639 1301
400 1974-May-31 49.96056 78.84417 1207
404 1974-Jul-29 49.93750 78.93583 1050
410 1974-Oct-16 49.98750 78.89417 1005
416 1974-Dec-27 49.96583 79.00333 1058
421 1975-Apr-27 49.93750 78.90361 1205
423 1975-Jun-30 49.98556 78.89694 A
433 1975-Oct-29 49.95389 78.87389 1206
435 1975-Dec-25 50.04389 78.82000 1067
440 1976-Apr-21 49.90056 78.83083 1201
443 1976-Jun-09 49.99361 79.02444 1075
444 1976-Jul-04 49.90417 78.89944 1062
448 1976-Aug-28 49.97500 78.92639 1202
453 1976-Nov-23 50.01306 78.94333 1207-bis
454 1976-Dec-07 49.94389 78.83917 1304
455 1976-Dec-07 49.89917 78.78639 1209
460 1977-May-29 49.94639 78.77167 1400
461 1977-Jun-29 49.99944 78.86667 1080
468 1997-Sep-05 50.05556 78.91417 1079
474 1977-Oct-29 50.05222 78.98028 1214
476 1977-Nov-12 50.05222 78.86444 1073
478 1977-Nov-30 49.96722 78.87444 Glubokaya
487 1978-Jun-11 49.91333 78.80194 1010
488 1978-Jul-05 49.90000 78.86667 1077
494 1978-Aug-29 50.00611 78.96722 1228
496 1978-Sep-15 49.92833 78.86167 1211
505 1978-Nov-04 50.04167 78.94722 1302
506 1978-Nov-29 49.95333 78.79528 1222
514 1979-Feb-01 50.08083 78.85333 1006
521 1979-Jun-23 49.91472 78.84583 1223
522 1979-Jul-07 50.03306 78.98917 1225
526 1979-Aug-04 49.90306 78.88778 1085
528 1979-Aug-18 49.94806 78.91889 1226
538 1979-Oct-28 49.99667 78.99500 1224
540 1979-Dec-02 49.90944 78.78444 1309
542 1979-Dec-23 49.93222 78.75278 Glubokaya-1
546 1980-Apr-25 49.97639 78.75944 1071
548 1980-Jun-12 49.98872 78.99108 1083
552 1980-Jun-29 49.94861 78.81806 1227
554 1980-Sep-14 49.93667 78.79750 1220
558 1980-Oct-12 49.96750 79.02250 1087
564 1980-Dec-14 49.90889 78.91861 1086
566 1980-Dec-27 50.06194 78.97528 1303
568 1981-Mar-29 50.01806 78.97881 1234
569 1981-Apr-22 49.89889 78.80861 1232
571 1981-May-27 49.98694 78.97056 1203
577 1981-Sep-13 49.91333 78.89444 1233
582 1981-Oct-18 49.92806 78.84472 1236
585 1981-Nov-29 49.90194 78.84889 1237
587 1981-Dec-27 49.93306 78.77833 1312
589 1982-Apr-25 49.91694 78.88778 1219
591 1982-Jul-04 49.95861 78.81167 1321
594 1982-Aug-31 49.91417 78.76139 1317
604 1982-Dec-05 49.93083 78.80972 1314
606 1982-Dec-26 50.06306 78.99389 1415
611 1983-Jun-12 49.92500 78.89806 1320
625 1983-Oct-06 49.92458 78.75069 1325
626 1983-Oct-26 49.91250 78.82167 1307
628 1983-Nov-20 50.05083 78.99917 1235
632 1984-Feb-19 49.89611 78.74306 1331
633 1984-Mar-07 50.05000 78.95611 1308
634 1984-Mar-29 49.91111 78.92694 1335
636 1984-Apr-25 49.93583 78.85056 1316
637 1984-May-26 49.97889 79.00556 1414
638 1984-Jul-14 49.90944 78.87722 1344
654 1984-Oct-27 49.93472 78.92806 1323
656 1984-Dec-02 50.00611 79.00889 1411
657 1984-Dec-16 49.94583 78.80861 1313
658 1984-Dec-28 49.88028 78.70389 1353
659 1985-Feb-10 49.89917 78.78056 1340
660 1985-Apr-25 49.92667 78.88083 1319
661 1985-Jun-15 49.92028 78.81944 1061-bis
661 1985-Jun-15 49.90861 78.84278 1341
663 1985-Jun-30 49.86444 78.66861 1354
667 1985-Jul-20 49.94972 78.78389 1322
670 1987-Mar-12 49.93528 78.82889 1315
671 1987-Apr-03 49.91806 78.78028 1318
673 1987-Apr-17 49.87778 78.66889 1384
678 1987-Jun-20 49.93528 78.74417 1326
683 1987-Aug-02 49.88056 78.87472 1348
688 1987-Nov-15 49.89861 78.75806 1332
689 1987-Dec-13 49.96306 78.79306 1355
691 1987-Dec-27 49.87944 78.72500 1388
693 1988-Feb-13 49.93667 78.86389 1361
694 1988-Apr-03 49.90833 78.90833 1336
696 1988-May-05 49.94944 78.75028 1359
698 1988-Jun-14 50.01889 78.96056 1421
701 1988-Sep-14 49.87778 78.82306 1350
703 1988-Nov-12 50.04306 78.96889 1412
706 1988-Dec-17 49.88194 78.92472 1346
708 1989-Jan-22 49.93944 78.81944 1328
709 1989-Feb-12 49.91861 78.71111 1366
711 1989-Jul-08 49.86778 78.78028 1352
712 1989-Sep-02 50.00583 78.98556 1410
714 1989-Oct-19 49.92222 78.90833 1365


Notes on the Table:

The first UNT at Balapan was on 1965 Jan 15. It was an excavation explosion, making a crater. The crater lip dammed the Shagan River.

Test #661 was carried out in two separate shafts, 1061-bis and 1341.

REFERENCES
[1] USSR Nuclear Weapons Tests and Peaceful Nuclear Explosions, 1949 through 1990 . Official publication of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Chief Editor V.I. Mikhaylov. Moscow, 1996, 63 p. (in English).
[2] Proceedings of the Location Calibration Workshop held in January 1999 in Oslo, Norway, under the auspices of the Preparatory Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. Material submitted by the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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