Want to know the effects of a nuclear explosion on your home town? With this app you can find out how much damage a nuclear weapon would cause. Shows the level of destruction and affected area that would be caused if the bomb was dropped by a ground-level detonation.
This nuclear weapon effects calculator projects the different type of damage over a map so you can easily view the affected area. Also can choose any destination in the world (searching by country or city, also dragging a marker over the map), choose from a list of known nuclear bombs (real and with historical significance) and then simulate the effects.
Dragging the marker over the map allows to dynamically change the location of the center of detonation.
When a nuclear bomb detonates will release several different kinds of energy. For example, the explosive blast, direct nuclear radiation and thermal radiation. The affected area by all these types of energy are represented over the map.
In a real-life scenario, the damaged area caused by nuclear explosions can vary greatly affected by a multitude of factors. These factors includes the weapon’s yield (kilotons or megatons), the type of nuclear fuel used, the design of the device, whether it’s exploded (air or surface), the geography surrounding the target or weather conditions. This app does not assume these factors but shows the scale of destruction that nuclear weapons can cause.