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23 December 1983, Volume 222, Number 4630 Nuclear Winter: Global Consequen
 

Summary: 23 December 1983, Volume 222, Number 4630
Nuclear Winter: Global Consequen
of Multple Nuclear Explosio
R. P. Turco, 0. B. Toon, T. P. Acken
J. B. Pollack, Carl Sa
Concern has been raised over the
short- and long-term consequences of
the dust, smoke, radioactivity, and toxic
vapors that would be generated by a
nuclear war (1-7). The discovery that
quantities of sooty smi
attenuate sunlight and
mate. These developmen
calculate, using new dat
models, the potential glol
Summary. The potential global atmospheric and climatic consequf
war are investigated using models previously developed to studs
volcanic eruptions. Although the results are necessarily imprecise
range of possible scenaros and uncertainty in physical parami
probable first-order effects are serious. Significant hemispherical at

  

Source: Ackerman, Thomas P. - Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Geosciences; Environmental Sciences and Ecology