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A Nuclear Winter's TaleScience and Politics in the 1980s$
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Lawrence Badash

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012720

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.001.0001

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Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 1: Those with Obvious Connections to Nuclear War

Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 1: Those with Obvious Connections to Nuclear War

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(p.19) 2 Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 1: Those with Obvious Connections to Nuclear War
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A Nuclear Winter's Tale
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Lawrence Badash

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0002

Research on the nuclear winter phenomenon involved more than half a dozen scientific disciplines, from particle microphysics and atmospheric chemistry to ozone depletion, studies on the effects of nuclear weapons, fire and smoke research, volcanic eruptions, planetary studies, and even dinosaur extinction. This chapter describes some relevant aspects of fields with obvious connections to nuclear war.

Keywords:   nuclear winter, research, nuclear war, scientific disciplines, particle microphysics, atmospheric chemistry, ozone depletion, nuclear weapons, fire and smoke research, volcanic eruptions

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