[ExI] North Korea's super EMP Bomb
jonkc at bellsouth.net
Fri Jun 17 15:33:11 UTC 2011
On Jun 17, 2011, at 7:42 AM, Amara D. Angelica wrote:
>"EMP from a nuclear weapon in the first E1 stage is generated by the Compton effect"
The Compton Effect applies to soft X-rays, the primary output of all H-bombs, as well as Gamma rays; in fact Compton first discovered it using X-rays not Gamma rays. And there is no great mystery on how to generate an EMP, just ionize a large amount of air. All nuclear bombs produce an EMP but at sea level you'd have to be so close to the bomb for it to do anything significant the EMP would be the least of your problems; this is because at sea level the air is so thick that the X-rays don't get far and thus only a small amount of air gets ionized, but a couple of hundred miles up the air is thin X-rays go far and so air gets ionized over a vast distance so the EMP is enormously more powerful.
>"I haven't noticed any technical errors with Timmerman's writing to date (although I haven't looked for them either). He seems to do excellent factual research."
The man is a scientific illiterate who has been reading too many comic books, he thinks that a 3 kiloton dud (and it was probably closer to 1 kiloton) is: "the “signature” of the Russian-designed “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting more gamma radiation than a 25-megaton nuclear weapon."
John K Clark
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