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Title: Effects of nuclear weapons. Third edition

Since the last edition of ''The Effects of Nuclear Weapons'' in 1962 much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapon effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in 1962. In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. A new chapter has been added on the electromagnetic pulse. The chapter titles are as follows: general principles of nuclear explosions; descriptions of nuclear explosions; air blast phenomena in air and surface bursts; air blast loading; structural damage from air blast; shock effects of surface and subsurface bursts; thermal radiation and its effects; initial nuclear radiation; residual nuclear radiation and fallout; radio and radar effects; the electromagnetic pulse and its effects; and biological effects. (LTN)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6852629
Report Number(s):
TID-28061
TRN: 78-014841
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. (USA); Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSIONS; BLAST EFFECTS; BUILDINGS; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; PRODUCTION; FALLOUT; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; THERMAL RADIATION; RADAR; INTERFERENCE; RADIO EQUIPMENT; SHOCK WAVES; SURFACE EXPLOSIONS; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR FIREBALLS; RADIO NOISE; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EXPLOSIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NOISE; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATIONS; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; RANGE FINDERS 450202* -- Explosions & Explosives-- Nuclear-- Weaponry-- (-1989)