Accession Number:

ADA180834

Title:

Select Bibliography on Nuclear Winter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A 1982 article by P.J. Crutzen and J.W. Birks first suggested that smoke from wildland and urban fires could have a significant impact on the atmosphere. The theory of nuclear winter was first presented at the World after Nuclear War conference held in 1983. Following the conference, articles describing the potential climatic and biological consequences of a global nuclear exchange were published. Most of the nuclear winter literature concentrates on atmospheric and climatic effects. There are also some work that focus on strategic policy, medical, and agricultural effects. A broad spectrum of viewpoints and theories exists in the published literature on nuclear winter. This bibliography reflects those varying viewpoints. This compilation includes works published up to 1 March 1987. Articles from popular magazines and newspapers have been omitted. Citations include 129 articles, 21 books, and 54 technical reports. A further reading list composed of 80 sources relevant to the nuclear winter theory is also provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE