The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:|
permission to use the site from the Commanding General of the Second
Air Force (Army Air Forces) on 7 September 1944 (12). Figure 1-2
shows the TRINITY site with its major installations.
* Throughout this report, surface distances are given in metric units.
The metric conversion factors include: 1 meter = 3.28 feet; 1 meter =
1.09 yards; and 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles. Vertical distances are
given in feet; altitudes are measured from mean sea level, while
heights are measured from surface level, unless otherwise noted.
Ground zero for the TRINITY detonation was at UTM coordinates
630266.** Three shelters, located approximately 9,150 meters (10,000
yards) north, west, and south of ground zero, were built for the