How many people die in a hydrogen bomb?
If a hydrogen bomb was dropped on New York City today there would be 8 million or more killed in the initial blast zone and later from radiation poisoning and cancer. So it depends on how many people are in the initial blast zone and radiation spread.
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Roughly 100,000 in each of the two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on which nuclear weapons were used. This is about the same number as were killed in numerous other air raids on Japan and Germany in which as many as a thousand planes would drop tens of thousands of conventional bombs. Michael Monta…gne (MORE)
The US detonates a uranium bomb over the Japanese city ofHiroshima, killing more than 140,000 people within months. Manymore later die from radiation-related illnesses. The US explodes aplutonium bomb over Nagasaki. An estimated 74,000 people die by theend of 1945. Little can be done to ease the suf…fering of thevictims who survive the blast. (MORE)
The Teller-Ulam design is the nuclear weapon design concept used in most of the world's nuclear weapons. Colloquially referred to as "the secret of the hydrogen bomb ", because it employs hydrogen fusion to generate neutrons, in most applications the bulk of its destructive energy comes from urani…um fission, nothydrogen fusion. It is named for its two chief contributors, Edward Teller and StanisÅaw Ulam, who developed it in 1951 for the United States. It was first used in multi-megaton-range thermonuclear weapons. As it is also the most efficient design concept for small nuclear weapons, today virtually all the nuclear weapons deployed by the five major nuclear-armed nations use the Teller-Ulam design. Its essential features, which officially remained secret for nearly three decades, are: 1) separation of stages into a triggering "primary" explosive and a much more powerful "secondary" explosive, 2) compression of the secondary by X-rays coming from nuclear fission in the primary, a process called the "radiation implosion" of the secondary, and 3) heating of the secondary, after cold compression, by a second fission explosion inside the secondary. The radiation implosion mechanism is a heat engine exploiting the temperature difference between the hot radiation channel, surrounding the secondary, and the relatively cool interior of the secondary. This temperature difference is briefly maintained by a massive heat barrier called the "pusher". The pusher is also an implosion tamper, increasing and prolonging the compression of the secondary, and, if made of uranium, which it usually is, it undergoes fission by capturing theneutrons produced by fusion. In most Teller-Ulam weapons, fission of the pusher dominates the explosion and produces radioactive fission product fallout. The first test of this principle was the "Ivy Mike" nuclear test in 1952, conducted by the United States. In the Soviet Union, the design was known as Andrei Sakharov's " Third Idea ", first tested in 1955. Similar devices were developed by the United Kingdom, China, and France, though no specific code names are known for their designs. -Courtesy of Wikipedia 'Teller-Ulam design' (MORE)
80,000 90,000-166,000 . Sources for the following: Wikipedia, World War II Pacific and Southeast Asia . Q: How many Japanese people died in the bombing of Hiroshima? 70,000. . Q: How many died in Nagasaki? 25,000. . Q: How many died from all effects of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, …due to radiation effects from fallout, food and water contamination, and food shortages? 250,000 total. . Q: How many Chinese civilians did the Japanese army kill in the immediate aftermath of the Dolittle bombing raids of 1942? 250,000 civilians. . Q: How many Japanese civilians were killed in the Dolittle bombing raids? 50 (fifty). . Q: How many Chinese civilians did the Japanese kill, including the Manchurian war of the 1930's and the late consolidations of 1945? 17 million. . Look it all up on Wikipedia and many other sources. There's no reason for WikiAnswers to spout blatant nonsense. * Answer \nI searched the web for a definitive figure for those killed at Hiroshima by the "Little Boy" uranium bomb on August 6, 1945. I found figures ranging from 65,000 to 200,000, with the larger figures generally attached to the most recent writings. Astonishingly, there just doesn't seem to be any scholarly study of this subject, but only proclamations by people with a stake in the matter.\n\n\nThe Manhattan Engineer District survey\n\n\nIn 1946, the Manhattan Engineer District published a study that concluded that 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000. Of that number, 45,000 died on the first day and 19,000 during the next four months. In addition, "several hundred" survivors were expected to die from radiation-induced cancers and lukemia over the next 30 years. (This report is also known as the Oughterson Commission study.) This is the low-ball estimate, evidently because it was based on a census of households in Hiroshima and therefore did not account for the deaths of soldiers and Korean forced laborers, who are generally numbered at 20,000--though I can't find any solid justification for that figure. If they all died, which is very unlikely, and if we add a thousand deaths instead of the several hundred estimated by Oughterson's group, then we seem to be talking 87,000 fatalities directly attributable to the explosion.\n\n\nThe American researchers did an extensive random sampling of the surviving population, asking how large their family was and how many had been killed. From the results it was calculated that 25.5% of the civilian population had been killed. The great unknown, of course, is how large the population was at the time of the explosion. Where the Manhattan Engineer District gave a figure of 255,000--a figure based on the June 1945 rice-ration records, which survived the blast--others have posited 300,000 or even 400,000 including military and "day workers" (the eumphemism of choice for the Korean slave laborers). These populations would not have been shown on the rice-rationing records.\n\n\n\nBut even if 400,000 people were present in Hiroshima on August 6, the death toll ought not to exceed 102,000, if the American methodology was sound.\n\n\n\nThe Hiroshima police study\n\n\n\nAlso in 1946, the Hiroshima police estimated the dead at 78,150 and the missing at 13,983, for a total of about 92,000 if all the missing are presumed dead (again, a very unlikely hypothesis). So this estimate is not radically different from the American estimate.\n\n\n\nPerhaps significantly, the police study gave a figure of 129,558 for total casualties, including those with minor as well as major injuries. (These figures are suspiciously precise, but never mind that.) Today's "consensus" figure--that is, the one you see most often where the writer is not trying to prove a point one way or another--seems to be 130,000 dead. Writing for Air & Space magazine in the 1990s, I discovered to my horror that at least one editor didn't know the difference between a casualty and a fatality. Is this simply another case of counting all the wounded as dead?\n\n\n\nThe Japanese Reconstruction Survey\n\n\n\n\nOne possible source of confusion is where to stop counting the deaths of survivors. In 1978, the Japanese Reconstruction Survey compiled the times of death for 16,007 people known to have been present in Hiroshima. This survey found that 73.4% had died by 1 November 1945, and that an additional 5.6% had died between then and the October 1950 census. Interestingly, the latter death rate is 1.1% a year--almost exactly the normal mortality rate for the Japanese population. From this I conclude that the methodology of the Manhattan Engineer District report was sound. Counting deaths as of the end of 1945 must have captured essentially all of them.\n\n\n\n\nRecent estimates\n\n\n\nThe Radiation Effects Research Foundation website gives a range of 90,000-140,000 1945 deaths at Hiroshima out of a population of 310,000.\n\n\nThe Hiroshima Peace Site website gives a figure of 140,000 deaths by December 1945, out of a population of 350,000.\n\n\nThe Guinness Book of Records gives a suspiciously precise figure of 155,200 killed by Little Boy, including deaths from radiation within one year.\n\n\nIn all three cases above, there is no information on where the figures come from.\n\n\n\nThe Committee for the Compilation of Materials on Damage Caused by the Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki estimated in 1978 that 346,000-356,000 people were present in Hiroshima at the time of the bombings, with fatalities of "some 200,000". This seems to be a bit of a stretch, since the last census conducted by the Japanese government prior to the bombings, in February 1944, showed a population of 343,034, The Committee is thus claiming a net gain in population during the final year of the war, when widespread evacuations were going on during the fire bombings and other cities were rapidly losing people.\n\n\n\nIn 1998, a Japanese delegation in India presented this version: "At that time, Hiroshima's population was 400,000, of which 140,000 died by the end of 1945, 90 per cent of them within a week of the explosion." So far, so good--that tracks other recent Japanese estimates. But the statement continues: "People continue to die even today, from the after-effects of radiation.... As of , there were 202,118 registered deaths due to the Hiroshima bombing." So here we have 62,000 deaths added to the total, with the count continuing at least into 1998. Clearly we are in an entirely different field by now. A 21-year-old in 1945 would have been 74 in 1998, and therefore have already lived past his normal life expectancy!\n\n\n\nIt's true that lives were shortened by the blast--but then, they were shortened by the war itself, and especially by the malnutrition that was general in Japan in 1945. Even if that hypothetical 21-year-old, laid to rest in 1998, would have otherwise lived into his eighties or even nineties, can we fairly attribute his death to Little Boy? After all, nobody is counting the American prisoners of war who have died in the past ten years, and calling them fatalities of the Japanese PW system.\n\n\n\nIn refreshing contrast to the accelerating figures published above, the City of Hiroshima has a project called Actual Status Survey of Atomic Bomb Survivors. The survey from 1979 to 1999 accumulated the names of 88,800 individuals present in Hiroshima in August 1945 who died before the end of the year. Certainly some of these died from other causes; just as certainly, some died who will never be known.\n\n\n\nConclusion\n\n\n\nFrom all that I have read, the 1946 consensus figure of 90,000 dead seems about right to me. Deaths after December 1945 evidently were not very numerous, and they seem to have been adequately accounted for in the 1946 studies. Even the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (cited above) seems to confirm this. The foundation's website concludes that the number of excess deaths among 50,000 survivors who got a severe dose of radiation comes to only a few hundred, and certainly not as many as a thousand.\n\n\n\nThree things seem to be going on here. First, there is the confusion between fatalities and casualties--that may well beto be how the original jump from 90,000 to 130,000 took place. Secondly, there is the problem that once a figure has been widely circulated, it ceases to impress, and there is a very human tendency (especially among journalists) to hype it a bit: you want the reader to say wow! Thirdly, there is a strong constituency for anything that serves to demonize the United States in world affairs--a constitutency that exists not only in Japan, as the victim of the bomb; and in Europe, resenting America's dominance in world affairs; but also in American universities and journals of opinion.\n\n\n\nTake them all together, and they seem to have exaggerated the death toll at Hiroshima by more than 100 percent. 90,000-166,000 The blast instantly killed about 75,000 people, but as time passed radiation contamination brought the death toll up to somewhere around 200,000. There are a number of different estimates as concerns the death toll in Hiroshima. See the answers below: 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000 according to a study by the Manhattan Engineer District. That number is based on the survey of 1940. During the last 5 years between 1940 and 1945, Hiroshima had many worker flown in and the birth rate at that time tell us that the number has to be higher. 90,000 to 166,000 people were killed in the Hiroshima bombing from things like radiation new developed cancers that some people still carry around today. At least 70,000 people were killed immediately, and another 90,000 died later due to injuries and burns. In addition, there are about 200,000 people on record who died of cancer and other conditions that were likely caused by being exposed to radiation. According to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the population in Japan in October 1940 was estimated to be 73,114,308; in November 1945 the population was estimated at 71,998,104. Japan was visibly a thriving country that was hit very hard by the bombing. 140,000 people in Hiroshima died and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Over one hundred thousand died instantly and seventy thousand diedlater from burns and radiation sickness or cancer. See website: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 90,000-166,000 66,000 That depends on what you mean. For example, 166,000 total died from the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during WWII. The bomb was nicknamed "Little Boy". at least 75 thousand rggffgbfbfsfdfwfewefwfeewr The immediate death toll was estimated at 50,000 to 80,000 (blast and firestorm). The deaths from all causes during the following months may have been between 100,000 and 160,000 according to various estimates. 90,000-166,000 According to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the population in Japan in October 1940 was estimated to be 73,114,308; in November 1945 the population was estimated at 71,998,104. Japan was visibly a thriving country that was hit very hard by the bombing. 80,000 people died directly; another 10,000-50,000 died as a result of the aftereffects. your mom but about 130,000 people died On August 6, 1945, at 9:15 AM Tokyo time, a B-29 plane, the "Enola Gay" piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb, code named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city vanished. According to U.S. estimates, 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed or missing, 140,000 were injuried many more were made homeless as a result of the bomb. Deadly radiation reached over 100,000. In the blast, thousands died instantly. The city was unbelievably devastated. Of its 90,000 buildings, over 60,000 were demolished. Roughly 100,000 90,000-166,000 more than 60% of people of hiroshima died in this attack (MORE)
It matters what type of bomb is used and where it is targeted at. China and India would produce the most causalities if hit with a nuclear attack. If a single modern American nuke were to hit the heaviest of populated areas even more so in India the death toll could reach in the hundreds of millions… due to the radiation that would occur and spread after the initial blast. (MORE)
Around 100,000 were killed instantly in Hiroshima and some 70,000 were killed instantly in Nagasaki. However with radiation poisoning as well as injuries sustained during the attack, the body count reached between 350,000 - 400,000 lives.
It's hard to say exactly. There were many people who helped. There were 18,000 at Los Alamos and probably 50,000 or more in Hanford, WA and 45,000 at Oak Ridge, TN.. There were probably 50,000 more in various smaller groups.
Leo Szilard invented the atomic fission bomb in 1933 inLondon while crossing a street. He applied for a patent on it in1934 and was granted that patent (GB630726) in 1936, at which timethe British Admiralty classified the patent to prevent Nazi Germanyfrom seeing it, the patent remained classified …until 1949. Szilardworked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos helping develop theatomic fission bomb. It is unclear exactly who invented the hydrogen fusion bomb as itcame up in many group discussions early in the Manhattan Project.Edward Teller liked to have people believe he was the inventor, butthat is unlikely. However Teller became fixated on it (calling itthe Super Bomb) to the point that he began to hinder other people'swork on the atomic fission bomb and finally Oppenheimer had tolimit Teller's access to others on the project (which Teller neverforgave him for). Before the war ended Teller had completed ahydrogen fusion bomb design that he called the Classical Super butwas not allowed to try building it. However in December 1945 andJanuary 1946 a simulation of Teller's Classical Super design wasrun on the ENIAC, but it showed the design was an unworkablefailure and serious work on hydrogen fusion bombs effectively diedat that time (although Teller persisted at working alone on them inhis spare time). In 1949 a team working on atomic fission bomb improvements at LosAlamos developed an idea to improve the core compression of anatomic fission bomb (and thus its efficiency and yield) using aconcept called "staging", where a small atomic fission bomb wouldbe used to compress a second larger atomic fission bomb thus givinga much higher yield. However the team ran into problems developingthe equations for a computational model of this design. They senttheir mathematician Stanislaw Ulam to consult with Edward Teller onthese equations. Teller immediately saw that this "staging" conceptwas the feature needed to get the high compression and temperatureneeded to finally make his hydrogen fusion bomb design workable. By1950 working together Stanislaw Ulam & Edward Teller hadinvented the modern staged hydrogen fusion bomb design (usuallycalled the Teller-Ulam configuration, although Teller kept tryingto denigrate and diminish Ulam's contributions). Note: H. G. Wells created the name "atomic bomb" for his 1914science fiction novel The World Set Free , but did not haveanything to do with their invention. (MORE)
A Hydrogen bomb is nearly 1000 times stronger than an atom bomb, the reason for this is the methods in which they are made. Atomic bombs are made from the process of nuclear fission, in which two atoms crash into each other releasing a chain reaction of exploding atoms, hence the supernova, and shoc…kwave. For a hydrogen bomb the process used is nuclear fusion, in which two atoms are fused. In this case, two hydrogen atoms are used. These two hydrogen atoms form a helium atom while releasing an enormous amount of energy. Leading to my point that a hydrogen bomb can destroy everything in a radius of about 40 miles. (MORE)
Good question and a difficult one to answer.. The main by-product of a nuclear explosion is radiation. Its effect may vary. At the site of the blast, the area is soak in radiation. So, even if people survive the immediate blast, heat, fires and physical destruction, they will absorb massive amounts… of radiation that will give them "radiation sickness". It can even kill or alter the genes in the cells of their bodies.. During a blast, the mushroom cloud sucks up a large amount of dust that absorbs the radiation. This dust cloud floats over long distances with the winds. As the cloud travels and the dust settles, it exposes more of the population to radiation. This is referred to as "Fall Out".. Then if enough dust is thrown up into the air from several blasts, the dust will reach high altitudes and encircle the earth. This will block the sunlight and cause a "nuclear winter". No one knows how many bombs could cause this. A few bombs may result in just colder climate. Twice that much and every living thing could die. This effect has been seen in the study of ancient(pre-history) volcanic eruptions. (MORE)
\n. \n. \nHydrogen Bombs, Commonly reffered to as H-Bomb's are Thermonuclear bombs. Thermo because it requires very intense heat to cause a reaction in which the bomb explodes violently. These bombs are stronger than the one used on Hiroshima. Basically a hydrogen bomb is mean't to cause a lot of …damage. It would completely ibliterate anything within 1 mile, Within 2 minutes heavy particles of radiation would be falling to the ground with 1 - 2 miles. Within 10 miles you would have 30 minutes to prepare for the radiation by going into basements and taping up windows with duct tape and any other holes in the house. Fallout shelters are designed for scenarios like this.\n. \n. \nAnyways, Hope I helped. (MORE)
A hydrogen bomb is a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light(hydrogen) nuclear at high temperatures to form helium.
there is no Hydrogen in a hydrogen bomb. its called a hydrogen bomb because there are isotopes of hydrogen: tritium ( 3 H ), and deuterium ( 2 H,)
The bomb killed 90,000-166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000-80,000 in Nagasaki. Asking for missing persons is out of the question.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the first atomic bombs used in warfare. The first atomic bomb ever to be used in a military operation was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan On August 6, 1945 at 8:16:02 a.m. Hiroshima time. The bomb, affectionately… named "Little Boy," exploded 1,900 feet above the courtyard of Shima Hospital, with a force equivalent to 12,500 tons of TNT. By the end of 1945, 140,000 people had died as a direct result of the bombing. Within the following five years, another 60,000 would die of bomb-related causes. - The bomb killed men, women, and children indiscriminately. It killed both military personnel and civilians. Although the city produced military items and housed soldiers, it was not selected as a "purely military target" as President Truman had promised. There were six civilians in Hiroshima to every soldier. - The second bomb, called "Fat Man," exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. It exploded at 1,650 feet with a force of 22,000 tons of TNT. 70,000 people lost their lives in Nagasaki by the end of 1945 due to the bombing. A total of 140,00 died within two weeks. (MORE)
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In 1950 a national census was conducted in Japan, and 284,000 survivors of the A-bombs were identified.
Hydrogen bombs, or thermonuclear explosives, are one form of nuclear weapon, gaining a tremendous increase in explosive power from the fusion of atoms. This is the opposite of the fission reaction, which generates energy by splitting a larger atom into smaller ones. But the fusion bombs currently us…ed require a fission trigger, which means they still produce radioactive fallout, just less for the equivalent energy yield. (MORE)
0 to a few 100,000 depending on height/depth of burst, distance from burst, terrain, and fallout distribution. If detonated at least 5 to 10 miles from the nearest person it is likely nobody would be hurt at all (like Trinity test).
in what atom bomb? u mean the one in new mexico? over 340000, from my research.
Cannot answer, but I can list some of the variables it depends on: . Yield . Burst height/depth . Target location . Terrain . Weather . Building construction . etc., etc. etc. The Tzar Bomba (a 50MTon bomb, largest ever exploded) if detonated at optimal airburst altitude would have a …blast radius of 60 miles! How many cities in a modern metropolitan area do you think that would eliminate? (MORE)
This bombs are really hand grenades in the form of pineapple grenades and actually death records from the grenades were not kept.
Assuming you would want to do such a stupid thing, estimates have placed the value at around 30 trillion megatons. The largest nuclear bomb, so far, is the Tsar Bomba at around 50 megatons. The Tsar Bomba is about 10 times the amount of explosives used during the second world war. So if you saved… up, and could actually buy enough, then you would need around 600,000,000,000 or 600 billion. **Please do not try this ** (MORE)
Very few people knew ANYTHING about the atomic bomb. First of all it was customary to keep the departments in the dark about the whole picture. In Los Alamos, New Mexico was a compound where the research went on. When the two bombs were ready they were totally different and secretly transported unde…r tarps so not even the handlers could see what they looked like. Watch the documentary "Fat Man and Little Boy" to get the sense of how things were. (MORE)
Two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan when they ignored the peace ultimaed from the Potsdam Convension. The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945,] with roughly half of those deaths occurring on the days of the bombings. Amongst these, 15-20%… died from injuries or the combined effects of flash burns, trauma, and radiation burns. Most of the dead were civilians. (MORE)
The attached link has information about the Soviet atomic bomb program. Anyone want to offer up info on other countries?
A nuclear bomb can destroy a city and the surrounding area. Think if New York City was bomb with an atom bomb. 8 million plus people would be killed instantly and milions more would die from the fallout or burns or other injuries. Injuries would be in the millions too.
Never heard of it. I think you have something confused. What is commonly called a hydrogen bomb should be called a fusion bomb .
The US, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, and Pakistan are known to have thermonuclear weapons ("hydrogen bombs"). North Korea has tested fission cores powerful enough to initiate a deuterium-tritium fusion reaction, and it's believed (though it's not known with certainty) that they …have a (probably small) stockpile of thermonuclear weapons. So, that's 7 for sure, 8 almost certainly, and then there's a 9th: Israel certainly has the technology level and resources required to construct a thermonuclear weapon. However, Israel has never officially confirmed that they have such weapons, and they are a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (though it's generally suspected that they either have, or could in very short order construct, thermonuclear devices). In addition, the US has nuclear weapons physically stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. The US formerly had thermonuclear devices in Canada, Greece and South Korea as well, though these have now been removed. The breakup of the USSR left some of its weapons in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, but these have likewise now been transferred back to Russia. South Africa at one time had six nuclear weapons, but I believe these were fission ("atomic bomb") weapons and not fusion ("hydrogen bomb") weapons and they've since been disassembled anyway. (MORE)
An H-Bomb is 1000 times stronger than an atomic bomb. Atomic explosions are based on splitting atoms and is a fission explosion or fission bomb. The Hydrogen bomb (also called H-Bomb) is a Fusion reaction where atoms are forced together. Atomic bombs were used in World War II, Hydrogen bombs have …been tested, but not used in war. (MORE)
Probably around 50 to 60 as most of the fallout is fission fragments from fissions of the uranium-238 radiation casing surrounding the fusion stage due to 15MeV fission neutrons generated. About 90% of the bomb yield is from this fission also.
Nuclear bombs is all types of bombs that use nuclear energy. It is not a type of bomb,just a category of bombs. hydrogen bomb is the strongest bomb ever, and its blast yield can go up to 100megatons of TNT.
A hydrogen bomb ( fusion bomb) can give unlimited yieldbecause it is built in "stages". Just keep adding additional stagesuntil you reach the yield you want. A fission bomb has a theoretical max yield of about 1MTon(500KTon is largest built and tested). Both kinds of bombs can be built with yield…s as low as 1KTon orless! Both kinds of bombs can be built with weights from under 100pounds to several 10,000s of pounds. Read Richard Rhodes books: The Making Of The Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun . (MORE)
Hydrogen bombs are called "dirty" bombs because, in the final stage of detonation, they fission 1 a lot of uranium, releasing its binding energy. This results in a lot of mixed fission byproducts that contaminate the environment. -------------------------------------------------------------------…- 1 The detonation sequence is fission of the primary, uranium or plutonium, which initiates fusion, hydrogen, producing an enormous amount of neutrons along with radiation, followed by fission of the secondary or secondaries, uranium. For more information on the Teller-Ulam design, see the Related Link below. (MORE)
People were/are worried about fusion bombs for the same reasons they were/are worried about fission bombs, except more so because the yield of a fusion bomb is typically much higher than the yield of a fission bomb. So a fusion bomb typically does more of everything a fission bomb does.
Cannot be determined as for some test shots the testing nation still considers the type to be classified information. And with underground testing nobody else can determinee type by fallout isotope tests.
Thousands of people were involved in creation of the atomic bomb, over a span of sevral years.
No. The 'Little Boy' bomb dropped on Hiroshima was a gun type atomic bomb using uranium 235 as the fissile material.
60-80,000 people died in Nagasaki as a result of the atomic bombing. More died later as a result of cancer and other radiation diseases.
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Tokyo did not have a bomb; it was attacked by fire bombs each weighing up to 6.6 pounds. There were so many of this bombs that Tokyo was under a fire blanket. Estimates of the number killed range between 80,000 and 200,000.
The Japanese attacked Australia on of February 1942 using 4 aircraft carriers from the 6 they used against Pearl Harbor. Those were the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu aircraft carriers. Out of forty-five ships ten were sunk and numerous others were damaged. 253 people died and 400 were wounded.
A hydrogen bomb can be either clean, conventional, or salted depending on the material used for the fusion (secondary) stage tamper and how it interacts with the high energy fusion reaction neutrons. . a clean hydrogen bomb uses a tamper material that does not capture or fission when hit by the h…igh energy neutrons. Lead is one such material. Significant yield is sacrificed compared to a conventional hydrogen bomb. . a conventional hydrogen bomb uses depleted or natural uranium as the tamper material, which fissions when hit by the high energy neutrons providing up to 90% of the bomb's yield and fallout. . a salted hydrogen bomb uses materials in the tamper that readily capture neutrons and produce highly radioactive isotopes in the fallout. Note a very very clean hydrogen bomb has a tamper material so transparent to neutrons that almost all escape in a flash: this is sometimes called a neutron bomb! (MORE)
Cannot say without knowing much more information. To begin withhydrogen bombs have been built with yields from about 50 kilotonsto 50 megatons and can be built much larger. It also depends on theheight or depth of the burst and distance from a population center.
When you study incidents like this one, your mostly get the down number as it is less hard when we deal with a high population. A survival number would be less accurate than the down number in this case. There were some 280,959 in Hiroshima and 158,754 in Nagasaki recorded as casualties from the nuc…lear attacks. - Chaotic conditions made accurate accounts most difficult. Some victims were vaporized instantly, many survivors were horribly disfigured, and death from radiation was uncertain-it might not claim its victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. The initial death count in Hiroshima, set at 42,000-93,000, was based solely on the disposal of bodies, and was thus much too low. Later surveys covered body counts, missing persons, and neighborhood surveys during the first months after the bombing, yielding a more reliable estimate of 130,000 dead as of November 1945. A similar survey by officials in Nagasaki set its death toll at 60,000-70,000. (Its plutonium bomb was more powerful, but its destructive range was limited by surrounding hills and mountains). Additional counts indicated high levels of short-term mortality in both cities: -Over 90% of persons within 500 meters (1,600 ft.) of ground zero in both cities died. -At 1.5 km (almost one mile), over 2/3 were casualties, and 1/3 died. -Of those at a distance of 2 km (1.2 mi.), half were casualties, 10% of whom died. -Casualties dropped to 10% at distances over 4 km (2.4 mi.). Most persons close to ground zero who received high radiation dosages died immediately or during the first day. One-third of all fatalities occurred by the 4th day; two-thirds by the 10th day; and 90% by the end of three weeks. While casualty rates exceeded death rates, they both were highest near ground zero and declined at similar rates by increasing distance from ground zero. But the cumulative death rates (%) in both cities rose dramatically during the first two weeks, and then leveled off in subsequent weeks. AtomicBombMuseum (MORE)
Unable to answer question without knowing yield. A hydrogen bomb can have practically any yield.
There were 2 teams that did the bulk of the development work, one at The Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton and the other at Los Alamos, NM. Thousands of scientists worked on these projects. Two names that pop forth as 'leaders' are Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller. PLZ remember that just …about every major university and many companies contributed. A recently published book, Dyson's "Turning's Cathedral" gives a good firsthand account of life within the Inst of Adv Study team during WWII. Both the author's parents were deeply involved in the project and, he knew most of the players, big and small, first hand. The book itself is aimed at describing the development of computers, but computer development and the nuclear projects were so intertwined, you get a great picture of both. BTW: this NOT a 'quick read!' (MORE)
Cannot answer without much more information, as this depends on theyield of the bomb, altitude of the detonation, population densityaround ground zero, housing construction, cloud cover, weather, andmany other variables. A low yield bomb over an area of high population density may killmany more than… a high yield bomb over an area of low populationdensity. Cloud cover may reduce death rate. A high yield bomb overan area of very high population density on a cloudless day couldproduce many deaths! (MORE)
Yes, thousands were killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exact number is not certain. Indeed it is still controversial. A fairly small number died later from radiation poisoning. Estimates range from about 90,000 to 200,000 dead.
The atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima (Little Boy) on August 6,1945, instantly killed over 60,000 people. Over the passing of timesince that day, the death toll has since risen to around 140,000,due to the additional loss of those who had succumbed to radiationpoisoning. Based on the population o…f Hiroshima at the time of thebombing (about 340,000-350,000, figure comes from the RadiationEffects Research Foundation), and the research of William RobertJohnston into this very subject, the total number of injured due tothe bombing of Aug. 6 can be estimated to be in the neighborhood ofabout 86,000. (MORE)