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What would happen if five modern nuclear bombs detonated over a town?

  1. Aug 28, 2013 #1
    Let's say the town is a coastal town. How long would the radiation remain? Would there be any fallout comparable to nuclear winter? How would the ocean be affected?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2013 #2

    mfb

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    Why 5?
    It depends on the type of nuclear weapon - their yields vary widely (much more than a factor of 5), and their fallout is variable as well.
    Most products of nuclear weapons are short-living or distribute quickly in the environment. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, reconstruction started quickly (~months) after the bombs.

    There would be no relevant global impact.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2013 #3
    Also depends on the altitude, the type of matter on the ground that could be propelled into the atmosphere, the type of bomb......etc.....goes on forever.......so many variables.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2013 #4
    http://www.mypixshare.net/files/img/user_uploads/displayimage.php?id=gbbsl388kkjk6563668.gif [Broken]
    There are variables all the way down to the pigment of the skin of the populous below...
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2013 #5

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    Ex-populous. What in the world do you mean with this post?
     
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  7. Sep 26, 2013 #6

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    Probably that the flash burns will differ in degree depending on skin color if the victim is far enough away.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2013 #7

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    I guess. VERY far away!
     
  9. Sep 26, 2013 #8

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    'Populous' is an adjective. The word you are looking for is 'populace'.
     
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  10. Sep 26, 2013 #9

    Integral

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    Not sure what this is but is surely is NOT Nuclear Engineering.
    Moved to GD,

    Sorry Evo.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2013 #10

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    I stuck a fork in it, this thread is done.
     
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