Surface burst

What is Surface burst?

Surface burst meaning in Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
a nuclear weapon explosion that is close enough to the ground for the radius of the fireball to vaporize surface material. Fallout from a surface burst contains very high levels of radioactivity. See also air burst. For more information, see Chapter 2 of CDC’s fallout report.

 

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