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The Atmosphere After a Nuclear War: Twilight at Noon

  • Paul J. Crutzen
  • John W. Birks
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Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 50)

Abstract

The immediate effects of a global nuclear war are so severe that any additional longterm effects might at first thought be regarded as insignificant in comparison. However, our investigation into the state of the atmosphere following a nuclear exchange suggests that other severely damaging effects to human life and the delicate ecosystems to which we belong will occur during the following weeks and months. Many of these effects have not been evaluated before.

Keywords

Nitric Oxide Northern Hemisphere Forest Fire Ozone Concentration Ozone Depletion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Crutzen
    • 1
  • John W. Birks
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie (Otto-Hahn-Institute)MainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmetal Sciences, Campus Box 449University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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