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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- Summer '08
- Nuclear weapon, Nuclear fallout, sq. miles Hiroshima, thermal pulse, larger bomb