» » Nuclear tests of the USSR and the USA led to rains over the UK

Nuclear tests of the USSR and the USA led to rains over the UK

Nuclear tests of the USSR and the USA led to rains over the UK

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Testing Nuclear Weapons in the Atmosphere, Outer Space and Underwater, signed in August 1963 put an end to nuclear explosions, which also affected the weather on the planet. This conclusion was reached by experts at the University of Reading.

British scientists turned to data collected by meteorological and radiological stations in the middle of the last century, having studied information in the area of London and the Shetland Islands. From the data array, days were selected in which an increase in the level of radionuclides in the atmosphere was recorded, which testified to the passage of clouds with radioactive contamination from nuclear tests of the United States and USSR over the UK.

A detailed study of the data showed that the decay of radioactive isotopes and increased ionization of air in a polluted atmosphere in London does not affect the likelihood of rain - the air over the metropolis is so dirty that even an additional effect does not have any significant effect on it.

In the Shetland Islands, where there is no anthropogenic pollution, the situation was reversed. Radioactive substances made the clouds denser, and the amount of precipitation increased by 24% compared with the days when there were no radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere. Thus, scientists have firmly believed that nuclear explosions increase the electrical conductivity of air and the amount of ions in the atmosphere, leading to precipitation.

The results of the work published in the journal Physical Review Letters, according to the authors of the study, can be used to combat drought in certain regions of the Earth. Instead of nuclear explosions, scientists intend to test the effectiveness of corona discharge generators installed on airplanes in provoking precipitation.

14 май 2020 /
  • Не нравится
  • +1
  • Нравится

Похожие новости

Psychotherapy after the fourth industrial revolution

How robots and artificial intelligence will help us in the struggle for

Scientists have created a

monoatomic transistor.Scientists have created a single-atom transistor. Such devices will create a new generation of computers with an unprecedented high memory capacity and power.

Russia has created artificial intelligence that develops thinking skills

 Scientists have created a unique computer game that allows you to evaluate the decision-making speed of a player and his ability to predict the situation.

Scientists have proven the possibility of microbial life on Venus and Mars

Scientists at the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences during the experiments proved that microorganisms can survive in the atmosphere of Venus, on the surface of Mars

Invertebrates unknown to science from sandy beaches are at risk of trampling

Hundreds of species of invertebrates can live in beach sand, including those about which biologists still do not know

The nature of the mysterious circles on the ice of Lake Baikal was explained by ice vortices

 These circles are dangerous for cars and pedestrians, but they can only be seen from space.
Комментарии

НАПИСАТЬ КОММЕНТАРИЙ

Ваше Имя:
Ваш E-Mail:
Код:
Кликните на изображение чтобы обновить код, если он неразборчив
Введите код:
Популярные новости
The largest woodpeckers areПочему Чернобыль является угрозой для мира, даже 34 года спустяНе только Cybertruck! Подборка крутых электрических пикаповWe are a product of the self-reproducing Universe - everything in “reality” is self-simulation, which generates itself from pure thoughtЗнакомьтесь: сенокосец-кролик или существо с головой собаки и телом паукаВ водах Австралии найдено самое длинное животное в миреДействительно ли электромобиль — автомобиль будущего?What is the most complex robot on earth?