Impacts of nuclear war: results from an energy balance global climate model

J. A. Schumacher, Robert Balling, Randall Cerveny

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Abstract

We use a one-dimensional energy balance global climate model to assess the climatic impacts of various nuclear war scenarios. Our results suggest that mean annual surface temperatures, especially within the war zone, may decrease sharply. Perturbations in the atmospheric circulation system substantially change the distribution and size of the various global heat exchanges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Geography
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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