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Title: Environmental consequences of nuclear war

A regional war involving 100 Hiroshima-sized weapons would pose a worldwide threat due to ozone destruction and climate change. A superpower confrontation with a few thousand weapons would be catastrophic.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (United States)
  2. Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (United States)
  3. Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280440
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1596; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Short course on nuclear weapon issues in the 21st century, Washington, DC (United States), 2-3 Nov 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; CLIMATIC CHANGE; CONTAMINATION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FORECASTING; GLOBAL ASPECTS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; OZONE; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION