Thanks to my fantastic history professor, I stumbled upon this fantastic website called NUKEMAP
now. It allows you to select a location anywhere in the world and a preset nuclear weapon (such as Little Boy) or a custom yield.
Click on Detonate and watch the magic happen.
Using geographical data from Google Earth, it will show you the exact ranges of the weapon including fireball, air blast radius and radiation for the
bomb and location you selected.
While yes, it's a fun program, it actually helps you realize the mind-boggling power of these weapons as it gives you a (rather disturbing) way to
It is absolutely mind-boggling that scientists actually took a look at some of these and thought:
"Yeah, I suppose it's pretty neat that this standard nuclear bomb could completely level Berlin or Washington DC... Let's make a bigger one!"
Link to NUKEMAP
edit on 18-2-2012 by Whipfather because: (no reason given)