Glossary

Glossary

A. Q. Khan

Absolute timing accuracy

Acquisition computers

Ad-hoc Group of Scientific Experts

African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone

Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

Agreed framework

Alva Myrdal

Annex 2 State

Annex 2 States

Anomalous anthropogenic sample

Antarctic Treaty

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Anti-ballistic missile

Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty

Argon

Arms control

ARR

Array

Array Passband

Arrays

ATM

Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Atmospheric Transport Modelling

Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM)

Atomic bomb

Atomic bombs

Atomic energy

Atoms for Peace

Authenticated data

Automatic Event Screening

Automatic Radionuclide Report (ARR)

Auxiliary seismic

Auxiliary seismic station

Auxiliary seismic stations

Azimuth

Azimuths

Baruch Plan

Basic communications topology

Becquerel

Berlin blockade

Berlin Wall

Bilateral

Body waves

Bombers

Boosted fission nuclear weapon

Borehole (seismic)

Buffering

Cairo Declaration on the Denuclearization of Africa

Calibration

Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Capacity Development Initiative

CBMs

CD

CDI

Central and Eastern Europe NWFZ

Central Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (CANWFZ)

Central processing facility

Central recording facility

Certification

Certification visits

certified

Chain reaction (fission)

Challenge inspection

Challenge inspections

CIRUS heavy water reactor

Cobalt bombs

Cold War

Communication node

Communication nodes

Compliance matrix

Compliance provisions

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Conference on Disarmament

Confidence-building measure

Confidence-building measures

Continuation Period Techniques

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Coolant

Coordinated Universal Time

Core

Critical mass

Cruise missile

CTBT

CTBTO

Cuban Missile Crisis

Curie

Curies

Data authentication

Data availability

Data availability requirements

Data buffer

Data fusion

Data latency

Data mining

Daytime convection

De-activate

De-alert

Deterrence

Deterrent

Diffusion

Digitizer

Dual-use item

EIF

Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee (ENDC)

Electromagnetic pulse

Electromagnetic pulses

EMP

Enriched uranium

Enrico Fermi

Enter into force

Entered into force

Enters into force

Entry into force

European Atomic Energy Community

Event

Events

Facility agreement

Facility agreements

Fallout

Feedback Seismometer

First strike

Fissile material

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

Fission

Fission bomb

Fission chain reaction

Fission products

Fission weapon

Fission weapons

Fizzle

Flying radionuclide laboratories

FMCT

Force structure

Fuel cycle

Full-scope safeguards

Fusion

Fusion bomb

G8

G8 Global Partnership against the Spread of WMD

Gamma radiation

Gamma ray spectrum

Gamma spectroscopy

Garcia Robles, Alfonso

GCI

Geodetic system/data

Geophone

Gigabecquerel

Gigabecquerels

Global Communications Infrastructure

Global Positioning System

GPS

GPS antenna

Group of Scientific Experts

Group of Scientific Experts Technical Test (GSETT)

GSE

Gun-type fission bomb

Gun-type nuclear explosion

Gun-type weapon

H-phase

Half-life

Hertz

High alert

Highly enriched uranium (HEU)

Horizontal proliferation

Hydroacoustic

Hydroacoustic monitoring

Hydroacoustic network

Hydroacoustic station

Hydroacoustic stations

Hydroacoustic waves

Hydroacoustics

Hydrogen bomb

Hydrogen bombs

Hydrophone

Hydrophone sensor

Hydrophone sensors

Hydrophone station

Hydrophone stations

Hydrophones

IAEA

IAEA Information Circular 153 (INFCIRC/153)

IAEA Information Circular 540 (INFCIRC/540)

IAEA Information Circular 66 (INFCIRC/66)

IDC

IDC Testbed

IDC Testbed and Message System

Implosion device

Implosion type (nuclear weapon/bomb)

Implosion-type

Improvised nuclear device (IND)

IMS

IMS Testbed

Independently targeted warheads

Infrasonic array

Infrasonic waves

Infrasound

Infrasound monitoring

Infrasound network

Infrasound station

Infrasound stations

Infrasound waves

INGE

Inspection team

Inspector

Inspectors

Instrument of ratification

Interactive Review

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism

International Data Centre

International Data Centre product

International Monitoring System

International Noble Gas Experiment

Intra-array power distribution system

ISN and GCI

Isotope

Isotopes

Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Katabatic wind

Katabatic winds

Kiloton

Kilotons

Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO)

Krakatoa eruption

Kyoto Protocol

Latin American Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Léo Szilárd

Lethal dose

Limited Test Ban Treaty

Lisbon Protocol

Long period

Low enriched uranium (LEU)

Manifold

Mass centering

Megaton

Megatons

Member State

Member States

Microbarograph

Microbarometer

Microbarometers

Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons as well as Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Mission capability

Moratoria

Moratorium

Multilateral

Multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle

Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV)

Mutual deterrence

National authority

National Data Centre

National Data Centre (NDC) in a box

National Data Centres

National technical means

NATO

NDC-in-a-box

Negative security assurances

Network processing

Neutron bombs

Niels Bohr

NNWS

No First Use

Noble gas

Noble gases

Nocturnal boundary layer

Non-nuclear weapon State

Non-nuclear weapon States

Non-party

Non-proliferation

Non-Proliferation Treaty

Non-strategic nuclear weapons

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NPT

NTMs

Nuclear armed state

Nuclear armed states

Nuclear deterrent

Nuclear energy

Nuclear explosion

Nuclear explosions

Nuclear explosive device

Nuclear installation

Nuclear non-proliferation

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Nuclear power plant

Nuclear power plants

Nuclear reactor

Nuclear reactors

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

Nuclear umbrella

Nuclear use doctrine

Nuclear weapon

Nuclear weapon state

Nuclear weapon states

Nuclear weapons

Nuclear-weapon-free country

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere and Adjacent Areas

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status of Mongolia

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Protocol

NWFZ

NWS

On-Site Inspection

On-site Inspections

Operation Storax

Operation temperature

OSI

Outer Space Treaty

P-5

P-waves

Partial Test Ban Treaty

Party

Passband

Peaceful nuclear explosion

Peaceful nuclear explosions

Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty

Physical and network security

PIDC

Pipe array system

Plutonium

PNE

PNET

Positive security assurances

Power: Basic system requirements

Preparatory Commission

Primary seismic station

Primary seismic stations

Proliferation

Protocol

Protocols

Prototype International Data Centre (PIDC)

Provisional Technical Secretariat

PTBT

PTS

Pu

Pugwash

Rad

Radiation

Radiation syndrome (also called radiation sickness)

Radioactive contamination

Radioactive decay

Radioactive fallout

Radioactive particle

Radioactive particles

Radioactive waste

Radioactivity

Radioisotope

Radiological dispersal device (RDD)

Radiological terrorism

Radiological weapons

Radionuclide

Radionuclide laboratories

Radionuclide laboratory

Radionuclide monitoring

Radionuclide network

Radionuclide particles

Radionuclide station

Radionuclide stations

Radionuclides

Radioxenon

Rapacki Plan

Ratification

Ratifications

Ratified

Ratify

REB

Regime

Relative timing accuracy

Resolution

Reviewed Event Bulletin (REB)

Reviewed Radionuclide Report (RRR)

Richter scale

Robert Oppenheimer

ROV

RRR

Russel-Einstein Manifesto

S-waves

Safeguards

SALT I & II

Sampling Rate

Seabed Treaty

Secure Signatory Accounts

Secure Signature Account

Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)

Seismic

Seismic array

Seismic arrays

Seismic boreholes

Seismic equipment

Seismic network

Seismic noise

Seismic vault

Seismic vaults

Seismic verification

Seismic waves

Seismology

Seismometer

Seismometer noise

Seismometers

SEL

Self-noise

Short period

Sign

Signal

Signals

Signatory States

Signature

Signed

Site survey

Site surveys

Skeptical

SOFAR

South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone

Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone

Spent nuclear fuel

SSEB

SSREB

Standard Event List

Standard Event Lists

Standard Screened Event Bulletin (SSEB)

Standard Screened Radionuclide Event Bulletin (SSREB)

State-of-health data

States Signatories

Station

Station processing

Stations

Stockpile Stewardship Program

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I & II)

Strategic nuclear warheads

Sub-critical tests

Supreme national interest

Surface forcings

Surface waves

System noise

System Performance

System sustainment

T-phase

T-Phase station

T-phase stations

Tactical nuclear weapons

Tamper detector or Tamper Switch

Teller

Terabyte

Terabytes

Territory

The 98% threshold (“gold standard”)

Thermonuclear

Thermonuclear weapon

Thirteen Practical Steps

Three-component stations

Threshold Test Ban Treaty

Timely data availability

TNT

Transparency measures

Treaty of Bangkok (Treaty on the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone)

Treaty of Pelindaba (Treaty on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone)

Treaty of Rarotonga

Treaty of Tlatelolco

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Treaty on the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Trilateral Statement on the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Means of Their Delivery

Tsunami

Tsunamis

TTBT

UK-US Mutual Defense Agreement

Ulam

UN General Assembly

UN Security Council

Unauthorized launch

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (The Law of the Sea)

United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Security Council

Uppsala Declaration on NWFZs

UPS units

Uranium

Uranium enrichment

Uranium enrichment

Vela incident

Velocity

Verification

Verification technologies

Verifying

Vertical proliferation

Visual observation

VSAT

Warsaw Pact

waveform

Weapons of mass destruction

Weapons-grade

Weapons-usable material

WEB-GRAPE

WMD

WMD Commission

Xenon

Yield

Yields

Zangger Committee

Zone of application

Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality (ZOPFAN)