debris field

debris field

An area in which debris, e.g., from a wreckage, demolition, explosion, etc., is scattered. Investigators are still inspecting the debris field from the downed passenger plane for clues to its sudden crash.
See also: field
References in periodicals archive ?
If the vessel is confirmed as the El Faro, a remotely operated, deep ocean vehicle called CURV-21 will use a video camera to document the wreckage and debris field, as well as attempt to locate and recover the data recorder " the ship's "black box" that could yield clues as to what happened to the 790-foot ship.
However, US firm Williamson & Associates said images of the southern Indian Ocean floor released by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) this month bore a striking similarity to the underwater debris field Air France Flight 447 left on the Atlantic Ocean floor when it crashed in 2009, killing all 228 passengers and crew.
The shower happens when the Earth moves into the debris field of the comet, Swift-Tuttle.
Since receiving its initial exemption, Donan has used the technology to provide aerial photographs as part of an explosion investigation that analyzes damage and identifies the scope of the debris field.
Ahead of an visit by French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the crash area on Wednesday, helicopters surveying the scattered debris field resumed their operations.
The wreck of the Musashi, partially buried and scattered over a large debris field, is also the presumed graveyard of some of the more than 1,000 crew members killed in the battle.
Individually or together, triggered flight-data transmissions and deployable flight recorders could quickly determine an aircraft's basic health, pre- or post-incident, or the position of a debris field.
He added: "In preparing for this operation we placed out a debris field in Roath Basin for the diving teams to search for, locate, identify and recover.
With its 2007 test, China created a large debris field, said Gen.
Dan led a team of Thornton Tomasetti executives and engineers who immediately responded to the scene after the collapse to oversee rescue efforts and later clean-up operations in the unstable debris field.
On Monday afternoon, personal items littered a debris field at the crash site that stretched for more than 50 yards.
But it was hard to figure out if anything in the debris field was actually associated with the accident.
The Kuiper Belt is a vast debris field of icy bodies left over from the solar system's formation 4.
Mount Rainier National Park officials say six climbers are presumed dead after helicopters detected pings from emergency beacons buried in the snow and a debris field that may indicate an avalanche.