Operation Buster-Jangle was a series of seven (six atmospheric, one cratering) nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States in late 1951 at the Nevada Test Site. Buster-Jangle was the first joint test program between the DOD (Operation Buster) and Los Alamos National Laboratories (Operation Jangle). As part of Operation Buster, 6,500 troops were involved in the Operation Desert Rock I, II, and III exercises in conjunction with the tests. The last two tests, Operation Jangle, evaluated the cratering effects of low-yield nuclear devices. This series preceded Operation Tumbler-Snapper and followed Operation Greenhouse.
The detonations in Operation Buster are listed below:
^A bomb test may be a salvo test, defined as two or more explosions "where a period of time between successive individual explosions does not exceed 5 seconds and where the burial points of all explosive devices can be connected by segments of straight lines, each of them connecting two burial points and does not exceed 40 kilometers in length". Mikhailov, V. N., Editor in Chief. Catalog of World Wide Nuclear Testing. Begell-Atom, LLC.
^An appended number represents a member of a salvo test. They usually all have the same name, like Tub-A, Tub-B, ..., but early on had separate names, so other members are denoted by "(with xyz)".
^Rough place name and a Latitude/Longitude reference. Some are extremely accurate; others (like airdrops and space blasts) may be quite inaccurate. '~' indicates a likely pro-forma rough location, shared with other tests in that same area.
^Elevation is the ground level at the point directly below the explosion relative to sea level; height is the additional distance added or subtracted by tower, balloon, shaft, tunnel or other contrivance. For air bursts it is the absolute altitude of the explosion disregarding ground level (though the ground level is given for comparison), and for rockets the ground level is "N/A".
^Atmospheric, airdrop, balloon, gun, cruise missile, rocket, surface, tower, barge and cratering are all disallowed by the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Sealed shaft and tunnel are underground, and remained useful under the PTBT.
^Include weapons development, weapon effects, safety test, transport safety test, war, science, joint verification and industrial/peaceful, which may be further broken down.
^Designations for test items where known, nicknames for individual bombs in quotes.Names are "Mark #" or "B#" for bombs, "W#" for rocket warheads, "X#" for experimental, plus code names like "Piccolo". "Primary" refers to a test of only the primary (fission) stage of a multi-stage bomb.
^Estimated energy yield in tonnes, kilotonnes, and megatonnes (and yes, they are all metric units).
^Emissions to atmosphere, where known. No entry means unknown, probably none if underground and "all" if not; otherwise notation for whether measured on the site only or off the site, and the maximum amount released, in Curies ("Ci") with metric prefixes.