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Of Mushroom Clouds and Monroe County Kyle Foster 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
How Large is “Large”? All targets are not created equal Classified information Witnesses Survivors Public misinformation
Why nuclear weapons?
A Sense of Scale Rochester, NY 02/8c15b3ad5c84bfa5a746529ea b px-Rochester-NY- skyline.jpg.medium.jpg
GIS Hypocenter marked via Editor Blast features calculated (optimal air burst assumed) Buffers built from results
15 kilotons “Little Boy” in Hiroshima RegionRadius (km)Population 20 psi overpressure psi overpressure lethal thermal radiation
100 kilotons 1962 “Storax Sedan” test RegionRadius (km)Population 20 psi overpressure psi overpressure lethal thermal radiation
1 megaton 1955 Soviet RDS-37 test (1.6 Mt) RegionRadius (km)Population 20 psi overpressure psi overpressure lethal thermal radiation
50 megatons 1961 Soviet “Tsar Bomba” RegionRadius (km)Population 20 psi overpressure psi overpressure lethal thermal radiation
Impact Hazards. Can we predict impacts? Incomplete inventory of objects –May be a million km-sized objects Initial observations don't permit completely.
EPortfolio research ePortfolio research: Purpose and audience What is the purpose? Who must the research inform (audience)? What specific research questions.
Please do not talk at this timeFeb 23 HW: No Homework Scantron Test Average- 75% Yay! (I threw out the question about Franco.) Please get a Comparison.
Was the dropping of atomic bombs justified? Why did the US decide to drop the bomb? Pacific war Pacific war Millions invested in development Millions.
Scientific Models Beth Roland Eighth Grade Science JFMS.
Whether to Build Einstein sends letter to FDR, 1939 Manhattan Project, under direction J. Robert Oppenheimer born; included Fermi, Bohr 100,000 workers.
Sociological Abstracts Searching using indexes Universiteitsbibliotheek verder = klikken.
Code It. What do all of the following pictures have in common?
14,500 ft. Those of us NOT living in Tacoma, Washington or surrounding areas will appreciate these pictures I know a couple of you saw this on Friday it.
SECTION A – SOURCES!!!! Its not as hard as you think, as long as you remember HOW to answer the questions! Using the techniques for each question will.
GW Hammer Series. What is a GW Hammer? The GW series of DTH hammers from Halco Rock Tools offer breakthrough performance in the world’s most challenging.
Effective Anticipation and Detection of Hazards Effective Anticipation and Detection of Hazards Effective Prevention and Control of Hazards Effective Prevention.
Energy and its Transformation Science Quarter 4. Identify different forms of energy and how they can change and transfer energy from one form to the other.
What is Government? Imagine that all the adults vanish from the school building and the students are left in charge.
All the things to show that r is not the most common.
Nuclear Reactions PS 2.6 – 2.7. Fission vs. Fusion Nuclear Reactions occur within a heavy atom (not between 2 or more atoms) ex. uranium 1. Fission: when.
Psychology as science. Starter (10 mins) What does the word Psychology literally mean? What is the definition of Psychology? Why do Psychologists experiment.
Test Strategies Lesson Example: Time for Kids November 2008 Endless Ocean Wonders Skill: Interpreting Text Features Hand out Reading Selection A face down.
Curation EMORY JOHNSON; DIGITAL HUMANITIES. Review of dh+lib Dh+lib was inspired by a desire to create a community for people to discuss the future of.
Patient and Public Involvement. What is Involvement? Research that is done with or by patients and not to, about or for them. Working together with patients.
What? Where? Why? Who? When?. Key questions When and why did the steel works close in Ebbw Vale? How did this affect the local area and people? (Negative.
Large Aircraft Survivability Initiative (LASI) Programmatic Overview Briefing for the: 4 th Triennial Aircraft Fire & Cabin Safety International Research.
Workplace Surveys and Inspections Effective Safety and Health Management System Effective Anticipation and Detection of Hazards Effective Prevention and.
ME. Final Piece For your final piece you will be producing a large scale self portrait. The media and way you approach the subject is up to you. You should.
Objectives: Identify instruments used to measure weather variables. Identify instruments used to measure weather variables. Interpret weather maps. Interpret.
PowerPoint Presentation What is it and how do you create one Ms Russell November 2004.
Lesson Objectives: To learn how we measure development (continued). To learn how developed Ghana is according to these factors. To develop skills using.
Mode, Median and Range Aim: To find the mode, median and range, and the modal class for grouped data.
Nuclear Vocabulary and Concepts. Measuring Destructive Power Quantified in tons of TNT Hiroshima/Nagasaki 14/20 kilotons 14,000/20,000 tons of TNT Hydrogen.
Populations & Samples Objectives: Students should know the difference between a population and a sample Students should be able to demonstrate populations.
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