Some articles on high, nuclear, altitudes:
... According to an internet primer published by the Federation of American Scientists A high-altitude nuclear detonation produces an immediate flux of ... These photons in turn produce high energy free electrons by Compton scattering at altitudes between (roughly) 20 and 40 km ... The first recorded EMP incident accompanied a high-altitude nuclear test over the South Pacific and resulted in power system failures as far away as Hawaii ...
... The United States completed six high-altitude nuclear tests in 1958, but the high-altitude tests of that year raised a number of questions ... successful test of the Fishbowl series, "Previous high-altitude nuclear tests TEAK, ORANGE, and YUCCA, plus the three ARGUS shots were poorly instrumented and hastily executed ... These models are too uncertain to permit extrapolation to other altitudes and yields with any confidence ...
Famous quotes containing the words nuclear, high and/or altitude:
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—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
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—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)
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—Karl Marx (18181883)