atomic cloud

atomic cloud

[ə′täm·ik ′klau̇d]
(nucleonics)
The cloud of hot gases, smoke, dust, and other matter that is carried aloft after the explosion of a nuclear weapon in the air or near the surface; frequently has a mushroom shape.
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Henry Burney, Syosset, NY The photograph of the atomic cloud over Hiroshima introduced the world to the bomb's destructive power and ushered in the nuclear arms race.
He said: "If the Soviet Union decides to launch its nuclear missiles on this part of the country, two part-time members of the Royal Observer Corps will entomb themselves in these cold dank chambers and, breathing filtered air, they will use their measuring equipment to relay information to the operations room at regional group headquarters at Durham on the size of the blast, the direction of the atomic cloud and the amount of radiation on the surface.
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An atomic cloud rising over Nagasaki, Japan, after the US dropped the second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945.
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I was there - on a ship that sailed through an atomic cloud.
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We chose the restaurant because it was new, and it was the third of a brand that has grown despite the atomic cloud of dining options in the city.
In this technique, a laser called a control laser prepares the atomic cloud for an incoming light beam.
My wife's family was under the periphery of the atomic cloud that we now see around Manama.
We will not forget the atomic cloud that rose into the sky on that fateful day.