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Perturbations in the earth"s electric field produced by low-altitude nuclear detonations

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Perturbations in the earth"s electric field produced by low-altitude nuclear detonations

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Published by University of California, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Technical Information Dept., for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Livermore, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Perturbation (Mathematics),
  • Nuclear explosions,
  • Electric fields

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUCID ; 17800
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy
    The Physical Object
    Pagination37 leaves, ;
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14884459M

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Perturbations in the earth"s electric field produced by low-altitude nuclear detonations by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Download PDF EPUB FB2

A nuclear electromagnetic pulse (commonly abbreviated as nuclear EMP, or NEMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation created by a nuclear resulting rapidly varying electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical and electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage specific characteristics of a particular nuclear EMP event vary according to a.

The electrical field produced by the nuclear cloud could be observed for several minutes after the explosion while the cloud moved upward through the troposphere to the vicinity of the tropopause. Abstract. In this chapter we study man-made low-frequency electromagnetic fields resulted from high explosive or nuclear detonations.

The main emphasis is on underground explosion effects and a variety of accompanying electromagnetic phenomena caused by rock deformation and perturbations of the Earth magnetic : Vadim Surkov, Masashi Hayakawa.

The radiated field is estimated Anisotropyof Environment [Latter et al., ]to have a strengthof the order of l04 V/m The interaction of Compton electrons with an ambient at 1 km for a spectralcharacteristics field, is the of the signaland its temporal separation into a rapidly vary- magneticfield, such as the earth's.

For this discussion, we will detonate a 1 megaton nuclear weapon in Los Angeles. South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California (LatLon note note) will be ground zero and the bomb will detonate on the ground.

note This is what is called a "ground burst" and is easier to estimate the damage and casualties than an air burst, but it should be noted that if nuclear. John Ma, Michael Hickey, Attila Komjathy, Ionospheric Electron Density Perturbations Driven by Seismic Tsunami-Excited Gravity Waves: Effect of Dynamo Electric Field, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, /jmse, 3, 4, (), ().

Low-altitude direct-ascent interceptors are launched on a booster from the ground or from an aircraft into a sub-orbital trajectory that is designed to intersect that of a low Earth orbit satellite. The E1 component has an intense electric field that can quickly induce very high voltages in electrical conductors.

E1 is the component that can destroy computers and communications equipment and is too fast for ordinary lightning protectors." This is not entirely accurate. The incident electric field does not induce currents in conductors. Above: repeated EMP damage on the specially hardened control point electronics and cables to firing areas took its toll by the time of the Diablo test in EMP paralyzed the electronics of the initial nuclear radiation and piezo-electric blast sensors at the nuclear test, Trinity detonated on a foot tower in New Mexico.

There were no EMP effects from the higher altitude air bursts. The electrosphere being positively charged, the electric field is directed toward Earth where the average negative charge distributed over the surface amounts to 10 6 C.

A vertical current flowing through the electrically resistive atmosphere, shown in figurewas considered to be the source of the fair weather electric field by the Nobel. The effect of an ionospheric dynamo electric field on the electron density and total electron content (TEC) perturbations in the F layer (– km altitudes) is investigated at two arbitrarily selected locations (noted as 29° N and 60° N in latitudes) in the presence of seismic tsunami-excited gravity waves propagating in a stratified, nondissipative atmosphere where vertical gradients.

developed. The model describes the total electric field which includesa compo-nent produced by the plasma as it responds to the field induced by the wobbling dipole.

The natural electric fields in the magnetosphere have periods of the order of hour, or more, and are thus very low frequency in character. As a result. The nuclear explosion of Octoover Novaya Zemlya, resulted in major perturbations of the F-layer critical frequency, even at very great ranges from the explosion site.

Michael C. Kelley, in The Earth’s Electric Field, Linear Perturbations in the earths electric field produced by low-altitude nuclear detonations book of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Dungey () first proposed the Rayleigh-Taylor (R. For the same Starfish bomb detonated over the centre of the United States, due to the fact that the earth's magnetic field is stronger there than over Johnston Island, the peak EMP due to the deflection of Compton electrons by the earth's magnetic field would be about times stronger than in the case of the Starfish test.

I.e. the maximum. When an element undergoes nuclear transmutation, the result is a completely different A.

Ion of the same element The higher temperature of the Earth's interior is due mostly to A. Radioactivity C. Electric forces act over quantized distances. The circumference of each orbit is an integral multiple of electron wavelengths.

‘The high-altitude nuclear detonations showed that it is possible to generate auroras of limited extent and hydromagnetic waves; a new tool is available for making controlled auroral and upper-atmosphere studies.’ Small-scale disturbances Indirect VLF perturbations produced by.

Nuclear electromagnetic pulse From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about nuclear-ge. The magnetic field is disturbed into doing this by the sun not being solid and having its rotation not being even across the surface. This phenomenon is called differential rotation and the sun actually spins faster at the equator that at the poles and this twists the magnetic field until it sticks out of the side of the sun blocking the heat.

The energy is far greater than the kinetic energy of the meteor alone. It is also vectored along the electric field created between earth and the meteor, as well as throughout the geomagnetic field to deliver that energy to earth. This explains why Chelyabinsk and Shoemaker-Levy surprised researchers with their power.

The electric fields and currents induced by the debris plasma and fission beta-decay electrons in the magnetosphere due to a high-altitude nuclear explosion are estimated.

For large bursts, the currents, both along and across the magnetic field, exceed well-established plasma-instability criteria, and result in the formation more» of plasma. The E3 component lasts tens to hundreds of seconds, and is caused by the nuclear detonation heaving the Earth's magnetic field out of the way, followed by the restoration of the magnetic field to its natural place.

The E3 component has similarities to a geomagnetic storm caused by a very severe solar storm. The Earth is constantly immersed in the solar wind, a rarefied flow of hot plasma (gas of free electrons and positive ions) emitted by the Sun in all directions, a result of the million-degree heat of the Sun's outermost layer, the solar solar wind usually reaches Earth with a velocity around km/s, density around 5 ions/cc and magnetic field intensity around 2–5 nT (nanoteslas.

Since the discovery of the Luxembourg effect in the s, it is clear that man-made activities can perturb the ionosphere and the magnetosphere. The anthropogenic effects are mainly due to different kinds of waves coming from the Earth's surface.

Acoustic-gravity waves are generated by large explosions, spacecraft launches, or flight of supersonic planes. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

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Atmospheric electricity is the regular diurnal variations of the Earth's atmospheric electromagnetic network (or, more broadly, any planet's electrical system in its layer of gases). The Earth’s surface, the ionosphere, and the atmosphere is known as the global atmospheric electrical circuit.

Atmospheric electricity is a multidisciplinary topic. There is always free electricity in the air. The ability of the HAARP / Spacelab/ rocket combination to deliver a very large amount of energy, comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser and particle beams, are frightening.

The project is likely to be "sold" to the public as a space shield against incoming weapons, or, for the more gullible, a device for repairing the ozone.

electromagnetic field has just the right frequency, known as the resonance frequency, to be absorbed and flip the spin of the protons in the magnetic field. After the electromagnetic field is turned off, the spins of the protons return to thermodynamic equilibrium and the bulk magnetization becomes re-aligned with the static magnetic field.

Bursts of ULF electric field, ∼ mV/m, in the upper ionosphere (∼ km) were detected at the DE‐2 satellite above a hurricane (Burke et al., ).

San Marco‐D satellite detected electric field impulses with amplitudes ∼1–10 mV/m and duration ∼10 s above a large‐scale thunderstorm region at – km (Farrell et al., ). The earth’s electric field is constrained within this DL ( volts/meter vertical under quiescent conditions). This double layer is powered by incoming electric currents, and if these decrease in power, the DL becomes smaller, and moves closer to the earth.

The seismic-induced electric field perturbations produce noticeable effects in the ionosphere by generating the electromagnetic field and plasma disturbances. We describe the generation mechanisms of such experimentally observed effects as excitation of plasma density inhomogeneities, field-aligned currents, and ULF/ELF emissions and the.

iron loses it magnetic field when heated to above ~ degrees C.” The earth’s core is believed to be around degrees C. So where does the earth’s magnetic field come from. A spinning sphere of liquid metal generates a magnetic field. This has been done in the lab with a ball full of sodium.

Story / tease at the link. "Additionally, as one might expect, the peak electric field strength of a nuclear-generated EMP can be exceptionally high. 26 Serious study of the effects generated by EMP began in a series of nuclear tests conducted at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean in 27 Shortly after the Soviet Union breached a nuclear testing moratorium, the.

A singular example of man-made telluric current pollution occurred when a high-altitude nuclear bomb test produced perturbations in the earths radiation belts and geomagnetic field.

As recounted in Axe () The disturbance was just detectable on the power-feeding voltage and current recorder charts on the Australia-New Zealand, United. a See Eq. 17– b Listed for comparison only. A general description of these three types was given in Chapter 1 and in Figs.

1–8 to 1– Figure 17–1 and Tables 2–1 and Tables 17–1 show approximate power and performance values for several types of electric propulsion units. Note that thrust levels are small relative to those of chemical rocket propulsion systems and that tiny.

After the Sun exhausts its nuclear fuel, its ultimate fate will be to collapse to a white dwarf state. In this state, it would have approximately the same mass as it has now, but its radius would be equal to the radius of the Earth.

• a) Calculate the average density of the white dwarf. EARTH SCIENCE Friday, Aug — to p.m., only Use your knowledge of Earth science to answer all questions in this examination.

Before you begin this examination, you must be provided with the Edition Reference Tables for Physical Setting/Earth will need these reference tables to answer some of the questions.

Inner magnetosphere with high and low-altitude cusps marked. It is connected to the low altitude cusp. The low-altitude cusp is the dayside region (above, right) in which the entry of magnetosheath plasma to low altitudes is most direct.

The exterior cusp is a very turbulent region with vortices in the plasma flow. On Earth, we are protected from these SFE’s (and the GCR) by both the Earth’s magnetic field and its atmosphere. These are a very real threat anywhere outside the Earth’s magnetic field. In low Earth orbit, we are protected only by the magnetic field, and the background exposure there is higher than down on Earth, but still much less than.

It is found experimentally that the electric field in a certain region of Earth's atmosphere is directed vertically down.

At a certain location, at an altitude of m the electric field has magnitude N/C and at an altitude of m the magnitude is N/C.

Find the net amount of charge contained in a cube with horizontal faces at altitudes of and m. It is found experimentally that the electric field in a certain region of Earth's atmosphere is directed vertically down.

At an altitude of m the field has magnitude N/C. At an altitude of m, the magnitude is N/C. Find the net amount of charge contained in a cube m on edge, with horizontal faces at altitudes of and m.This simple convection electric field pattern is modified by Earth's rotation.

Dense ionospheric plasma near Earth is dragged along as the result of elec- tron-neutral collisions and co-rotates with Earth.

This creates an electric field that extends to a few Earth radii .Radiation from the Sun is the main source of energy on Earth. It heats the Earth to a temperature at which life is sustainable. We can capture the energy from the sunlight and use it to do work on Earth.

Solar radiation is important for studying objects in the Solar System. 2 M E S S E N G E R WARNING Do not look directly at the Sun!