The Deadly Consequences of Nuclear War
 

Scientific Articles on Nuclear War and URLs for maps of US nuclear fallout from Nevada nuclear weapons tests 1951-1962

Copied below is a list of authoritative articles on the consequences of nuclear war

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What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

Self-assured destruction: The climate impacts of nuclear war

Nuclear Winter

Nuclear winter revisited with a modern climate model and current nuclear arsenals: Still catastrophic consequences (see also the Russian translation)

Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk? Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition [nuclear war between India and Pakistan]

Catastrophic Climatic Consequences of Nuclear Conflict

Deadly Climate Change from Nuclear War

Local Nuclear War, Global Consequences

Consequences of regional-scale nuclear conflicts

Multi-decadal global cooling and unprecedented ozone loss following a regional nuclear conflict

Nuclear winter is a real and present danger

Rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe

Asia treads the nuclear path, unaware that self-assured destruction would result from nuclear war

How an India-Pakistan nuclear war could start–and have global consequences

Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War

Extreme ozone loss following nuclear war resulting in enhanced surface ultraviolet radiation

Impacts of a nuclear war in South Asia on rice production in mainland China

Turning a Blind Eye Towards Armageddon — U.S. Leaders Reject Nuclear Winter Studies

Impacts of a nuclear war in South Asia on soybean and maize production in the Midwest United States

 A regional nuclear conflict would compromise global food security

New terminology to help prevent accidental nuclear war

See also the website of Dr. Alan Robock’s publications on Nuclear Winter

URLs for US fallout maps from Nevada nuclear weapons testing 1951 through 1962

Nuclear Fallout Maps I: 3D prism maps.

fallout map 3D

Nuclear Fallout Maps II: in color and by region.

nuclear fallout United States
fallout, California, Oregon, Washington
fallout, Midwest
fallout, northeastern U.S.

United States Pacific West, Midwest, Northeastern States

By Gallery:

Gallery 20: Prism Maps U.S. Ranger Baker to Buster-Jangle Sugar total fallout 1951-1952.

Gallery 21: Prism Maps U.S. Total Fallout Buster-Jangle Uncle (1951). Typical day fallout: Days 1-10 Postshot. Upshot-Knothole shot Nancy.

Gallery 22: Prism Maps U.S. Total fallout from shots in the Plumbbob Series (1957): Boltzmann, Charleston, Doppler, Fizeau, Hood, Morgan, Newton, Priscilla.

Gallery 23: Prism Maps U.S. Fallout from shots in the Plumbbob Series (1957): Priscilla, Shasta, Smoky, Wilson. Shots in the Teapot Series (1955):Apple-1, Bee-Ess, Met, Tesla, Turk, Zucchini.

Gallery 24: Prism Maps U.S. Fallout from shots in the Tumbler-Snapper Series (1952): Able, Charlie George. Fallout from shots in the Upshot-Knothole Series: Badger, Climax, Dixie, Encore, Harry, Nancy, Ray.

Gallery 25: Prism Maps U.S. Fallout from Upshot-Knothole shots Ruth and Simon (1953); Tumbler-Snapper shot Dog (1952). Also: regional deposition of radioisotopes Am-241, Be7 and Cs137.

Gallery 26: Prism Maps U.S. Deposition of radioisotopes Pd-111, Co-60, Cm-242, Eu-155, Au-199, Fe-59, Be-7, U-237.

Gallery 27: Color Maps, U.S. Fallout pattern for Tumbler-Snapper George (1952) for June 1-7, 1952; deposition of radioisotopes Xenon-133 and Iron-59 from shot Tumbler-Snapper How (June, 1952).

Gallery 28: Color Maps U.S. Fallout pattern for shot Smoky Aug 31-Sep 5, 1957. Fallout pattern shot Simon (1953). Cobalt-60 from shot Boltzmann (1957).

Gallery 29: Color Maps U.S. Fallout pattern shot Sedan, Jul 6-10, 1962. Cobalt-60 from shot Hood (1957) and shot Badger (1953).

Gallery 30: Color Maps U.S. Cobalt-60 from shots Badger and Harry (1953). Barium- 139 from shot How (1952). Day by day fallout pattern for Buster Charlie Oct 30-Nov 4, 1951. Tungsten-181 and 187 deposition for Washington, Oregon and California (1951-1962).

Gallery 31: Color Maps forWashington, Oregon and California: Total fallout all nuclear tests (1951-1970), fallout from Teapot Series (1951),Tumbler-Snapper Series (1952),Teapot Series (1955) Underground Nuclear Test Series (1961-1970), deposition of radiisotopes Sr-90, Np-240, Nd-147 (Aboveground Test Era 1951-1962.)

Gallery 32: Color Maps for Washington, Oregon and California: Deposition of radioisotopes Na-24, Nd-147, Mo-99, Rb-88, Mn-54, Cs-137 , Co-60, Cm242.

Gallery 33: Color Maps for Washington, Oregon and California: Fallout from Buster-Jangle Test Series (1951), shot Baneberry (Dec 1970); deposition of radioisotopes Curium-242, Beryllium-7, Gold-198 and Americium-241.

Gallery 34: Color Maps Northeastern U.S. Total fallout from Nevada Test Site 1951-1970; deposition of the following radioisotopes: U-240, Ge-77, Zr-97, W-185 and Cm-242.

Gallery 35: Color Maps Northeastern U.S. Fallout from aboveground test era (1951-1962,) Ranger Test Series (1951), Plumbbob Test Series (1957), shot Sedan (1962); deposition of radioisotopes Sodium-24, Manganese-54 and Europium-155.

Gallery 36: Color Maps Northeastern U.S. Deposition of radioisotopes Europium-155, Copper-67, Cesium-137, Cobalt-60, Cadmium-115m and Bromine-82.

Gallery 37: Color Maps Northeastern U.S Fallout from Buster-Jangle Series (1951), fallout from shot Baneberry (Dec 1970); deposition of radioisotopes Beryllium-7, Barium-139 and Gold-198.

Gallery 38: Color Maps, Northeastern U.S. Deposition of radioisotopes Au-199, As-78, Am-241, In-115m, Ag-112 during aboveground test era (1951-1962.)

Gallery 39: Color Maps, Midwest U.S. Fallout from Underground Tests 1961-1970, Tumbler-Snapper Series April 1-June 5, 1952; Teapot Series Feb 18- May 15, 1955; Sedan Jul 6-10 1962; Ranger Series, Jan 27-Feb 6, 1951; and Plumbbob Series May 28-Oct 7, 1957.

Gallery 40: Color Maps Midwest U.S. Total fallout from Nevada nuclear tests 1951-1970; Buster-Jangle Series Oct 22-Nov 29 1951; deposition of radioisotopes Selenium-77, Lead-203, Neptunium-240m and Sodium-24.

Gallery 41: Color Maps Midwest U.S. Fallout from shot Baneberry, detonated Dec 18, 1970; deposition of radioisotopes Manganese-54, Indium-115m, Beryllium-7, Curium 242 and Cobalt-60 (1951-1962.)

Gallery 42: Color Maps Midwest U.S Deposition of radioisotopes Cesium-137, Barium-140, Copper-67, and Europium-155 (1961-1962.)

Older Scientific Articles on Nuclear War

Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War | Volume II – Ecological and Agricultural Effects

by Mark A. Harwell and Thomas C. Hutchinson with Wendell P. Cropper, Jr., Christine C. Harwell, and Herbert D. Grover

Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War | Volume 1 – Physical and Atmospheric Effects

by Mark A. Harwell and Thomas C. Hutchinson with Wendell P. Cropper, Jr., Christine C. Harwell, and Herbert D. Grover

The Medical Implications of Nuclear War

by National Academy of Sciences

The Climatic Effects of Nuclear War