Nuclear Bombs

Alex Dunahoo

Question

Compare the effects of dropping an atomic bomb on Des Moines, Kansas City, and New York would have on you in Colo, Iowa. Consider all of the factors that may determine your fate. Provide any safety considerations that may improve your chances for survival.
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Size

For this presentation, I will be using the bomb, Little Boy, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. It uses 15 kilotons of force. I will be using it as an airburst. I will not include wind speed and direction since there are many possibilities.

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Factors of destruction

-Population

-Bomb size : Kilotons

-Airburst or surface bomb

-Where it is dropped

-Wind speed/direction

-Airburst height

Key for the maps (smallest to largest)

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Des Moines

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Kansas City

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New York City

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Des Moines

If a bomb was dropped on the city of Des Moines, Iowa, it would cause a lot of destruction in a little area.



There would not be much of an effect on me, but there would probably be ash in the air.


If there was a bomb dropped, the firemen and paramedics from my area would go to Des Moines, so if I had a fire, there would be no one to help me.



The bomb would not be big enough to cause a fallout in my area.



Estimated fatalities:

233,200
Estimated injuries:

356,860

Kansas City

If a bomb was dropped on the city of Kansas City, there would be a lot of destruction in a little area.


There would not be much of an effect on me. The bomb would be a very safe distance away from me.


The bomb would not be big enough to cause a fallout in my area.


Estimated fatalities:

36,970

Estimated injuries:

30,690

New York City

If a bomb was dropped on New York City, there would be a tremendous amount of destruction in a little area.


There would not be much of a physical effect on me. The bomb would be a very safe distance from me.


If Wall Street was destroyed there would be issues in the financial standing of the US.


There may be riots in the whole country so I might get hurt.


The bomb would not be big enough to cause a fallout in my area.



Estimated fatalities:

263,560
Estimated injuries:

512,000

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