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EMP, The Electromagnetic Pulse

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by oil pan 4, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+++

    part of the problem discussing EMPs is that old old nuke info is used for foundation - there's enhanced specialty EMP nukes targeted now for first strike use - makes the EMP pulse off the old 1950s nukes look like fireworks ...

    the NORAD Cheyenne Mt facility was built & equipped for EMP protection >>> probably the best in country ... NORAD surfaced and recently went back under with it's command & control because of the new nuke threats >>>> spent a few billion $$$$ on updating & hardening against the new EMPs ...

    tin foil Christmas wrapping paper boxes for Faraday cages might suffice for solar flares or a terrorist nuke - but if you're serious about EMP prepping you should up your game ....
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  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Yeah detonate a thermo nuclear weapon at 250 km.
    All stuff that was discovered by these tests.
    Looks like there are many different levels of use. Set one off under or around 100,000ft or 30km you get the pulse that absolutly fries everything but the effective area is limited and time duration is short, as in its all over in a half second. Or a bigger one at 250 km that gives continental wide effects jamming communication for hours, frying the power grid and anything plugged into the power grid, damaging battery powered unprotected portable electronics, knocks out most if not all the polar orbit satellites and damages everything not in geosynchronous orbit or stereo orbit. Also has lingering effects to earths magnetic field and radiation belts that last years, but this doesn't appear to effect anything on the ground.

    You don't need a Faraday cage for solar flare.
  3. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    We have a geomagnetic storm going on that isn't from a solar flare, CME, plasma filament detach or coronal hole stream.
    Just magnetic connection to the sun.

    Can you say weakening geomagnetic field?
  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Then what is the carrington effect ?
  5. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    It was likely a good size coronal mass ejection.
    It looks like the sun produces at least a few of these per solar cycle.
  6. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    Just for giggles, we have a Carrington size event (that hit's earth) about every 150 years. The Carrington event of course, was in 1859.
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  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I read a report that said every 100 to 150 years.
    Nasa says there is a 11% chance of one hitting every solar cycle or 11 years.
  8. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Did not we just miss getting hit a few years ago? i think something like miss by 2 weeks or so.
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  9. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    2012 and it was a matter of only a few days IIRC
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  10. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    2017 a pretty good size one barely glanced the earth.

    The one in 2012 was aimed directly at the stereo A solar observer satellite. Which orbits 4 months ahead.
    That CME redefined what we thought the sun could do. It let loose a CME of several earth masses moving at the previously stated to be impossible speed of 7 million miles per hour.
    A direct earth impact would have ended civilization.
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Doesn't matter how others poo poo the possibilities I am using the precautions in the worst case scenario , others can gamble nothing will happen .
    I win either way.
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    It's not a matter of "if", but "when", kind of like the Yellowstone caldera, only a little more likely to happen in our lifetime.
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  13. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Earth quake emp (like the earth quake lights be for an earthquake) or shoddy power grid?

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    EMP theory 2018-04-11

    Stumbled across this while looking for old schematics.
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