Fun with EMP (or how I learned to love fried circuitry).

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Capt.Reynolds, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Capt.Reynolds

    Capt.Reynolds Ya...NO WAIT!!!!

    I have been musing a question for a week. Does an EMP from a nuke blast slowly subside, or does it abruptly end? And is there a formula for the size of a weapon correlating to the radius of the EMP? Is there any difference for an EMP with a dirty bomb compared to a non dirty bomb.
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    If you are talking about a low tech dirty nuclear bomb, then you are talking about a conventional explosion laced with various nuke materials and nuke waste to polute the hell out of an area.... no EMP involved.
    A true EMP enhanced weapon would be a nuke explosion at high atmosphere to get maximum EMP effect. Lower the weapons burst the lower the coverage area. This is a high tech nuke weapon.
  3. draynes

    draynes Monkey+

    Nuclear Weapon EMP Effects

    The initial EMP pulse is very short, but there are many other effects. This fairly lengthy article explains just about all of it.
  4. Capt.Reynolds

    Capt.Reynolds Ya...NO WAIT!!!!

    Yes, that is a good read. Thank you.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I always thought it was pretty quick and then over with no lingering 'pulses'. I'll have to defer to others for the rest of your questions.
  6. Brokor

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

    The matter which should concern most is the more "natural" EMP provided by the sun itself. These types of EM waves generally are not as predictable and tend to cause serious problems when they occur under the right conditions. If, we say...a certain HAARP array were utilized to create a "hole" in the ionosphere, and this coincided with a strong solar flare, under certain conditions, this would be catastrophic.

    Something to consider.
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