Target Specific:

The natural gas explosions / Hutchinson / Kansas - perspective: from the camera's perspective as shown in the photograph below (at the moment that the below photograph was taken, 19 January 2001)

Target Description:

As per the photograph below. There was a natural gas leak in Hutchinson, Kansas. The gas leaked from an underground concrete tube that was used to send gas to an underground storage container. The gas seeped through the ground and burst upwards inside the town. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed. There were 30-foot-high geysers of flaming gas in the town.


Here is the photograph of the target:


Here are the SAM input data for the target:

surface: surface
surface: level topology
land: land
land: manmade
land: natural
land: level topology
atmospherics: manmade smells
atmospherics: smoke or burning (natural or manmade)
surface structure(s): surface structure(s)
surface structure(s): one
surface structure(s): multiple
surface structure(s): city
surface structure(s): subjects inside
surface structure(s): subjects on base surface outside
structure(s) materials: natural materials
structure(s) materials: manmade materials
structure(s) general location: on land
structure(s) general location: on a flat surface
subject(s): subject(s)
subject(s): male
subject(s): female
subject(s): one/few
light: dim/dark
light: glow
environment: urban
energetics: explosive, swirling, or multi-directional movement
energetics: fire or heat
activity: activity or movement by object(s)
sounds: talking, shouting, voices
sounds: booming or roaring
temperatures: hot
temperatures: moderate
dominant session elements: structure(s) on a surface
dominant session elements: movement/activity/energetics
sketches: structure(s)
sketches: structure(s) on a surface
sketches: subject(s)
sketches: subject(s) in a structure
sketches: subjects(s) on an outside base surface
sketches: horizontal base surface
sketches: radiating or explosive energetics