IP Notes - Nuclear Attacks

IP Notes - Nuclear Attacks - Nuclear Attacks 4/21/2008...

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21/04/2008 07:31:00 Nuclear weapons create firestorms which consume all oxygen and people asphyxiate. The major difference between normal explosions and nuclear explosions come from the after effects. Radiation poisoning and contamination are very dangerous. Early on, nobody fully understood radiation side-effects. We stopped open-air testing after we found out the dangers of radiation. 1 Megaton Blast- 1.5 mi radius (7 sq. miles): total destruction, total lethality Temperatures exceed 27 million degrees F Wind = 600 mph 2.9 mi radius (20 square miles): Collapse/destroy all but strongest structures Wind = 300 mph 50% die of blast injuries; all exposed suffer 3rd degree burns Spontaneous ignition of clothing 4.9 mi radius (72 square miles) Destruction of brick houses 150 mph winds Heat sufficient to ignite clothing/bedding 6.3 mi radius (125 square miles) Blow/suck people out of buildings 100 mph winds
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLS 110 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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