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Unformatted text preview: Dirt and animals are irradiated by the bomb, swept up into stem of mushroom cloud and dispersed locally (1 mile to 100 miles) Most nuclear bombs have a diameter of 50 miles (not Hiroshima) Air burst Hiroshima, etc We have never seen a ground burst Global effects Nuclear winter (drastic and radical cooling of the earth) Firestorm Thermal pulse lights every flammable object on fire Likely to devastate any city o A single bomb detonated in the atmosphere high enough up surge can knock-out electrical circuits all over the country (eg. United States) Blast out electrical circuits with electromagnetic pulse Hiroshima...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2008 for the course ARBC 502 taught by Professor Ghassanhusseinali during the Summer '08 term at Yale.
- Summer '08