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effects of high-yield nuclear explosions

effects of high-yield nuclear explosions

a report by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission : [press release].

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Published by United States Information Service in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Atomic Energy Commission.,
  • Atomic bomb.,
  • Hydrogen bomb.,
  • Nuclear explosions -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Radioactive fallout -- Health aspects.,
  • Radioactivity -- Safety measures.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States Information Service. Labour Information Office.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18663675M

    Much of the destruction caused by a nuclear explosion is due to blast effects. Most buildings, except reinforced or blast-resistant structures, will suffer moderate damage when subjected to overpressures of only kilopascals (kPa) ( pounds-force per square inch or atm). Data obtained from the Japanese surveys found that 8 psi (55 kPa) was sufficient to destroy . Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear g nuclear weapons offers practical information about how the weapons function, as well as how detonations are affected by different conditions; and how personnel, structures, and equipment are affected when subjected to nuclear .

    Peak overpressures for casualties from all effects of nuclear explosions. Source: L. Wayne Davis, Prediction of Urban Casualties and the Medical Load from a High-Yield Nuclear Burst, Dirkwood Corporation paper DC-P- () Explosion Nagasaki . Define terms related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear explosive casualties and hazardous materials situations List the classifications of chemical agents Explain the characteristics and actions of biological agents Explain the characteristics and actions of radiological warfare Explain the signs and symptoms of a patient with burns, blast/shock .

    The United Nation Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation periodically publishes a report to the General Assembly on the sources, effects, and risks of ionizing radiation. The report (UNSCEAR 88) summarized conclusions reached in previous UNSCEAR reports regarding radiation doses received from nuclear explosions. CHAPTER II: Descriptions of Nuclear Explosions Scientific Aspects of Nuclear Explosion Phenomena INTRODUCTION. The events which follow the very large and extremely rapid energy release in a nuclear explosion are mainly the consequences of the interaction of the kinetic energy of the fission fragments and the thermal radiations with the medium surrounding the .


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Effects of high-yield nuclear explosions Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Effects of high-yield nuclear explosions. [Washington]: U.S.G.P.O., The Effects of High-Yield Nuclear Explosions. Statement by Lewis L.

Strauss, Chairman and a Report by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. February on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The effects of a nuclear explosion on its immediate vicinity are typically much more destructive and multifaceted than those caused by conventional explosives.

In most cases, the energy released from a nuclear weapon detonated within the lower atmosphere can be approximately divided into four basic categories. the blast itself: 40–50% of total energy. We cannot have the title of the article be "Effects of nuclear explosions on human health" and then have the first sentence talk about the effects of the Hiroshima attack.

I think keeping all the effects on human health following single nuclear explosions of low and high yield, and nuclear war in one place is pertinent. The dated The distribution of energy released in the first minute after detonation among the three damage causing effects is: Low Yield ( Kt) High Yield (>1 Mt) Thermal Radiation 35% 45% Blast Wave 60% 50% Ionizing Radiation 5% 5% (80% gamma, 20% neutrons) The radioactive decay of fallout releases an additional % over time.

The health effects of nuclear explosions are due primarily to air blast, thermal radiation, initial nuclear radiation, and residual nuclear radiation or fallout. Blast.

Nuclear explosions produce air-blast effects similar to those produced by conventional explosives. The shock wave can directly injure humans by rupturing eardrums or lungs or by.

@article{osti_, title = {Nuclear winter: global consequences of multiple nuclear explosions}, author = {Turco, R P and Toon, O B and Ackerman, T P and Pollack, J B and Sagan, C}, abstractNote = {The potential global atmospheric and climatic consequences of nuclear war are investigated using models previously developed to study the effects of volcanic eruptions.

Underground nuclear testing is the test detonation of nuclear weapons that is performed underground. When the device being tested is buried at sufficient depth, the explosion may be contained, with no release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere.

The extreme heat and pressure of an underground nuclear explosion causes changes in the surrounding rock. As a comparison, the blast yield of the GBU Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb is kt, and that of the Oklahoma City bombing, using a truck-based fertilizer bomb, was artificial non-nuclear explosions are considerably smaller than even what are considered to be very small nuclear weapons.

Yield limits. The yield-to-weight ratio is the amount of weapon. A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of.

The NRC report judged that the likely climatic impact of nuclear dust f Mt of high-yield surface explosions would probably be no more than the slight cooling produced by the great Krakatau eruption of ; but it noted a large uncertainty in these findings.

@article{osti_, title = {The ESSEX Program: a study of the effects of underground low-yield nuclear weapons employed in a tactical warfare scenario}, author = {Strange, J.N.}, abstractNote = {Major objectives of the ESSEX Program were as follow: (a) develop a means of simulating, with high explosives, the mechanical effects of low-yield nuclear explosions that.

High-Yield vs. Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons Hiroshima-size detonation (15 kT) compared to the largest U.S. nuclear weapon tested (15, kT) Mushroom Cloud Size vs. Yields. Download the PDF version here.

The creation of a "hurricane of fire," Eden argues, is a predictable effect of a high-yield nuclear weapon. Lynn Eden's article draws on a chapter from her extraordinary study, Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation, published by Cornell University Press in January   Castle Romeo nuclear test – Bikini Atoll, (National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Field Office) Operation Castle involved 7 high-yield thermonuclear devices.

The iconic mushroom cloud from Romeo was created from a huge 4 megaton yield. This image has come to epitomise nuclear explosions and weapons. He proposed targeting the U.S. with high-yield nuclear torpedoes that would create huge tsunami waves and high levels of radioactivity to render large coastline areas uninhabitable.” The large tsunamis that would result from these explosions would come from the tremendous blast waves emanating from them as they detonated below the surface of.

The effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey secret Pacific Theatre report num with added relevant declassified research on nuclear weapons testing effects and scientific research on civil defense against other threats.

Discussion: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons - This is the definitive, unclassified text on nuclear weapons effects. A team effort is underway to scan and digitize as much of the book as time permits.

Effects of Nuclear Explosions Nuclear explosions produce both immediate and delayed destructive effects. Immediate effects (blast, thermal radiation, prompt ionizing radiation) are produced and cause significant destruction within seconds or minutes of a nuclear detonation.

Consequences of a large nuclear war Following a large U.S.-Russian nuclear war, enormous fires created by nuclear explosions in cities and industrial areas cause million tons of smoke to be lofted high into the stratosphere. Effects of Nuclear Weapons Detonations There basically are two kinds of ionizing radiation created by nuclear explosions, electromagnetic and particulate.

Radiation emitted at the time of detonation is known as prompt or initial radiation, and it occurs within the first minute of detonation. EMP from high-yield nuclear detonations will.High-yield nuclear explosions, with a TNT equivalent in the millions and tens of millions of tons, are based on the thermonuclear fusion reaction.

The basic reaction here is the conversion of two nuclei of heavy hydrogen isotopes (deuterium 2 H and tritium 3 H) to a nucleus of 4 He and a neutron.

An energy of MeV is released in a single event.Short- and long-term health effects on the surviving population of a nuclear war [microform]: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on to examining some of the consequences that could affect the surviving.