When "The Effects of Atomic Weapons" was published in , the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons i. With the development of thermonuclear fusion weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons i. A completely revised edition was published in and this was reprinted with a few changes early in Since the last version of "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons" was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in
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When "The Effects of Atomic Weapons" was published in , the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons i. With the development of thermonuclear fusion weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons i. A completely revised edition was published in and this was reprinted with a few changes early in Since the last version of "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons" was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects.
This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. Within the limits imposed by security requirements, the new information has been incorporated in the present edition. In particular, attention may be called to a new chapter on the electromagnetic pulse.
We should emphasize, as has been done in the earlier editions, that numerical values given in this book are not-and cannot be-exact. They must inevitably include a substantial margin of error. Apart from the difficulties in making measurements of weapons effects, the results are often dependent upon circumstances which could not be predicted in the event of a nuclear attack. Furthermore, two weapons of different design may have the same explosive energy yield, but the effects could be markedly different.
Where such possibilities exist, attention is called in the text to the limitations of the data presented; these limitations should not be overlooked. The material is arranged in a manner that should permit the general reader to obtain a good understanding of the various topics without having to cope with the more technical details.
Most chapters are thus in two parts: the first part is written at a fairly low technical level whereas the second treats some of the more technical and mathematical aspects. The presentation allows the reader to omit any or all of the latter sections without loss of continuity. The choice of units for expressing numerical data presented us with a dilemma.
The exclusive use of international SI or metric units would have placed a burden on many readers not familiar with these units, whereas the inclusion of both SI and common units would have complicated many figures, especially those with logarithmic scales. As a compromise, we have retained the older units and added an explanation of the SI system and a table of appropriate conversion factors.
Glasstone Samuel & Philip. J. Dolan The Effects Of Nuclear Weapons 1977
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The Effects of Nuclear Weapons
This research allowed for development of a microcomputer model reporting the damage and casualty-producing prompt effects of nuclear weapons from one kiloton to ten megatons. The mode was largely regression-derived and used range-contour modeling to report the effects of normal nuclear weapons. Effects were predicted for the low to intermediate overpressure range 1 to psi overpressure. The weapon effects predicted were fireball characteristics, air blast, thermal radiation, initial radiation, and residual radiation. The fireball was characterized for post-breakaway radius and peak mean temperatures.
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Controversial publication[ edit ] Dolan also compiled the famous and controversial U. Robert Oppenheimer said of this nuclear weapons capabilities question: I am not qualified, and if I were qualified I would not be allowed, to give a detailed evaluation of the appropriateness of the use of atomic weapons against any or all such military targets; but one thing is very clear. It is clear that they can be used only as adjuncts in a military campaign which has some other components, and whose purpose is a military victory. They are not primarily weapons of totality or terror, but weapons used to give combat forces help they would otherwise lack.