Computer Model of Effects of a 10kT Ground Nuclear Detonation: 2 Hours Post Detonation - Illustration
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                        Computer Model of Effects of a 10kt Ground Nuclear Detonation: 2 Hours Post Detonation

Source of graphic: Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019), (NASEM, page 14, Brooke Buddemeier presentation)
  • Computer model of fallout and other effects 2 hours after a 10 kT nuclear device detonation on the ground.
  • Red arrow: epicenter of ground detonation
  • Physical damage zones: severe damage zone (brown, around epicenter), moderate damage zone (MDZ-orange), light damage zone (LDZ-yellow)
  • Dangerous fallout zone at 2 hours after detonation (purple)
  • Large Inset Circles shows at-risk populations and severity of injuries