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Subject: Overpressure effects on hurricane after thermonuclear detonation.

Date: Mon Dec 3 17:39:27 2001
Posted by Franco
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Houston State/Province: Tx Country: USA
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1007419167.Es

If we do not take into account the devastating effect that nuclear fallout 
would have on the region in this thought experiment, what would be the effects 
on a hurricane's structure if a 10 megaton device were exploded at its center? 
Would the force be enough to disrupt the winds? What would be the after 
effects? A gentle storm or a more powerful system (after all, the explosion 
would generate a vacuum momentarily)? Is 10 megatons too small or too large a 
yield to achieve disruption? Thanks!

Re: Overpressure effects on hurricane after thermonuclear detonation.

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