Friday, March 17, 2006

Google Mash-up Showing Atomic Blast Effects

Eric Meyers has written a Google mash-up using AJAX that maps overpressure radii generated by ground-level detonations.

The radii are indicators of structural damage to buildings, however no other effects, such as thermal damage or fallout levels, are mapped.

The displayed rings are "idealized"-- they don't take into account terrain, weather conditions, etc.

Follow this link to view a 100 KT blast centered on Bounder, Colorado