Most of the earth's population would survive the immediate horrors of a nuclear holocaust, but what long-term climatological changes would affect their ability to secure food and shelter? This sobering book considers the effects of fine dust from ground-level detonations, of smoke from widespread fires, and of chemicals released into the atmosphere. The authors use mathematical models of atmospheric processes and data from natural situations--e.g., volcanic eruptions and arctic haze--to draw their conclusions. This is the most detailed and comprehensive probe of the scientific evidence published to date.
Table of Contents
|1 Summary and Conclusions||1-9|
|2 Recommendations for Research||10-12|
|3 The Baseline Nuclear Exchange||13-16|
|7 Atmospheric Effects and Interactions||127-173|
|8 Use of Climactic Effects of Volcanic Eruptions and Extraterrestrial Impacts on the Earth as Analogs||174-184|
|Appendix: Evolution of Knowledge About Long-Term Nuclear Effects||185-188|
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