The Effects of Herbicides in South Vietnam. Part B. Working Papers: Models of Herbicide, Mangroves, and War in Vietnam
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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The report develops data models and simulation of herbicide, mangroves, and the relative role of these in the overall energy system of Viet Nam at war. Simulations of two simplified models of Viet Nam as a whole suggest a pulse of overall war disruption followed by a stimulated recovery, the energy loss during a 20 year period being about 1. Perspective from comparing energy flows showed an impact of herbicide as 2 of the energy budget of Viet Nam in years of spraying, a greater effect than the rest of the wars disruption.