Geophysical Journal | 2004 volume 26 3

Geophysical effects and geoecological consequences of multiple chemical explosions at ammunition dumps in Artemovsk

© L.F. Chernogor

Geophysical effects on the Earth's surface and in the atmosphere as well as geoecological consequences of the disaster have been estimated by the example of multiple chemical explosions at ammunition dumps in Artemovsk (Donetsk province) with the total mass of 1,4 kt. The magnitudes are shown to be significant. It is important to note that that the energy of secondary processes related to slackening of solar radiation through aerosols ejected into the atmosphere is approximately by 4-5 orders greater than the energy of the original processes - explosions and fires.

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