Environmental Consequences
of Nuclear War

Volume I - Physical and Atmospheric Effects

A. Barrie Pittock - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization,
Division of Atmospheric Research

Thomas P. Ackerman - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center

Paul J. Crutzen - Max Planck Institut fur Chemie

Michael C. MacCracken - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Charles S. Shapiro - San Francisco State University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In Collaboration with:

V. Aleksandrov, P. Connell, G. Golitsyn, T. Harvey, S. Kang, K. Peterson, and G. Tripoli

Published on behalf of the:

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

of the

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)



Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto, Singapore

Copyright 1986: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

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Title Pages
Authors' Note
Table of Contents
Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Direct Effects of Nuclear Detonations

Chapter 2. Scenarios for a Nuclear Exchange

Chapter 3. Sources and Properties of Smoke and Dust

Chapter 4. Atmospheric Processes

Chapter 5. Meteorological and Climatic Effects

Chapter 6. Nuclear and Post-Nuclear Chemical Pollutants and Perturbations

Chapter 7. Radiological Dose Assessments

Chapter 8. Research Recommendations


Appendix 1: Executive Summary of Volume II. Ecological and Agricultural Effects -
Mark A. Harwell and Thomas C. Hutchinson

Appendix 2: Glossary

Appendix 3: List of Workshop Participants, Contributors, and Reviewers