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
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A debris field around half a mile in size will be searched for additional victims and evidence of what caused the fire, said Brown.
"We are relieved that considering the debris field and considering how we found the patients and where we found them, the injuries are not as severe as we would have thought they would be.
Neves underlined that the debris field was relatively small, about 50 feet (15 metres) by 50 feet.
Bridenstine stated that an orbital debris field had been created from the test and, citing an assessment by NASA experts and the Combined Space Operations Centre, said that the risk of small debris impact to the ISS went up 44 percent over a period of 10 days.
Thompson said it was "likely that number is going to grow as the debris field spreads out and we collect more sensor information."
Among the topics are a tractor-trailer rollover crash test, the analysis of a real-world high-speed rollover crash from a video record and physical evidence, rollover testing of recreational off-highway vehicles for accident reconstruction, a comparison of linear variable deceleration rate rollover reconstruction to steer-induced rollover tests, and glass debris field longevity for rollover accident reconstruction.
Witnesses in Texas told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.
He believes they are now searching for a "debris field".
Marine expert Mr Mearns previously said the team was looking for a "debris field" in a depth of 60 to 120 metres.
"When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot.
Hyundai's vice-president John Suh said: "When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field - they have to go the rest of the way by foot.
Teams have completed initial searches of the entire debris field and are about a quarter of the way through a more intensive follow-up search of the zone, Anderson said.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today that while Ocean Infinity's deal is based on a 'no cure, no fee' basis, a payment of up to US$70 million (RM285 million) will be made if the US firm is able to locate the debris field of the missing jumbo jet or the aircraft's black box within 90 days from the launch of the search starting mid-January.
In the coming weeks, the team will return to the site with a side-scan sonar and remote operated vehicle to map the debris field and attach heavy lines for lifting the aircraft to the surface, the statement said.
In the past the only way to date landslides in a given area was through the time-consuming and expensive process of radiocarbon dating rocks from a debris field. The process that Booth and his colleagues use is a combination of radiocarbon dating and LIDAR scanning.