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ISSN: 2329-6542

Journal of Astrophysics & Aerospace Technology
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Exploring the High-altitude Nuclear Detonation and Magnetic Storms

Mahmoud E Yousif*

Department of Physics, The University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

*Corresponding Author:
Mahmoud E Yousif
Department of Physics, The University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Received Date: June 03, 2014; Accepted Date: July 02, 2014; Published Date: July 16, 2014

Citation: Yousif ME (2014) Exploring the High-altitude Nuclear Detonation and Magnetic Storms. J Astrophys Aerospace Technol 2:105. doi:10.4172/2329-6542.1000105

Copyright: © 2014 Yousif ME. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

The High-altitude Nuclear Detonation (HND) experiments were carried between 1958/62 by both the United States of America (USA) and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); the Starfish HND resulted in many phenomena, it discharged great amount of beta particles and debris, releasing intense gamma radiation which ionized atoms and molecules, resulting in Compton electrons and the production of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP); the experiment also produced intense magnetic field, measured worldwide, with magnitude inversely proportional to square of the radial distance; the graph near the detonation center gave similar characteristics to the Magnetic Storms (MS); these characteristics were analyzed, whereas in both phenomenon, an External Magnetic Field-Moment (ExMFM) was produced; both the source and magnitude of the produced ExMFM were also analyzed and a mechanisms suggested for EMP production; characteristics regulating both phenomena are disclosed and elaborated from different perspectives; it is with hope that this will help in the process towards better understanding to some aspects related to the ExMF production in which if managed will be an advancement of the long awaited alternative renewable energy.

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