Energy From a Nuclear Explosion

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The amount of energy from a nuclear detonation in the troposphere can be divided in four different categories. The Blast, Thermal Radiation, Ionized Radiation, and Residual Radiation.

The Blast is about 40%-50%  of the total energy.

The Thermal Radiation is about 30%-50% of the total energy.

The Ionizing Radiation is about 5% of total energy.

The Residual Radiation is about 5%-10% of total energy with the mass of the explosion.

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The Blast: is  constant increase in volume and energy in an extreme manner, is often with high temperatures and releases of gases. Supersonic explosions are created by high explosive materials and are also known as detonations. They travel via supersonic shock waves.

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The Thermal Radiation: is a electromagnetic radiation generated by thermal motion of charged particles in matter.  If matter has a temperature of above zero, it emits thermal radiation.

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