Computer Model Example of Fallout/Goundshine at 2 hours after Detonation of Nuclear Device - Illustration
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                        computer model example of fallout/goundshine at 2 hours after detonation of nuclear device

Source of graphic: Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019), (NASEM, page 11, Figure 2-2, presented by Brooke Buddemeier)
  • Computer model illustrating detailed fallout pattern on the ground 2 hours after detonation of a 10 kT nuclear device.
  • Height of each block represents the intensity of the radiation levels on that block on the ground. It does NOT mean that the fallout is static in this position in the sky.
  • Wind and radioactive decay will change the intensity and location of the radiation levels quickly over time.