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High Altitude Burst

A nuclear explosion at an altitude over 100,000 feet (30,480 meters). Above this level the distribution of the energy of the explosion between blast and thermal radiation changes appreciably with increasing altitude due to changes in the fireball phenomena.

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Electro-Magnetic Pulse
Nuclear Weapon Effects
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