This volume originated as part of a comprehensive study of nuclear fireballs. Its primary objectives are to determine the conditions under which equilibrium assumptions provide a valid basis for fireball calculations, and to derive alternative formulations for use in situations where equilibrium does not obtain. Our attention is accordingly directed almost exclusively to the interactions which occur in air, and frequently to an energy flux so large that only a nuclear detonation could have produced it.
KeywordsThermal Radiation Occupation Number Collisional Excitation Radiation Hydrodynamic Nuclear Detonation
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