Presentation on theme: "Of Mushroom Clouds and Monroe County Kyle Foster Applications of GIS November 9, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Of Mushroom Clouds and Monroe County Kyle Foster firstname.lastname@example.org Applications of GIS November 9, 2006
Overview Nuclear weapons primer Confusion & Clarity The Target What GIS shows us Questions?
What is a nuclear weapon? For our purposes, a large explosive with interesting side-effects Typical Effects: “Hard Radiation” Pulse Fireball Shock Waves Thermal Pulse Fallout http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Minor_Scale_test_explosion.jpg
How Large is “Large”? All targets are not created equal Classified information Witnesses Survivors Public misinformation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Atomic_cloud_over_Hiroshima.jpg
A Sense of Scale Rochester, NY http://maps.google.com http://media.citiesunlimited.com/images/local/photos/06- 02/8c15b3ad5c84bfa5a746529ea24251219609b472-350px-Rochester-NY- skyline.jpg.medium.jpg http://www.roadfood.com/photos/mini_4285.jpg
GIS Hypocenter marked via Editor Blast features calculated (optimal air burst assumed) Buffers built from results