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AFTER-WIND [1 record]

Record 1 2019-02-27


Subject field(s)
  • Atomic Physics
  • Atmospheric Physics

Wind current set up in the vicinity of a nuclear explosion directed toward the burst centre, resulting from the updraft accompanying the rise of the fireball.


afterwind: term usually used in the plural.

Key term(s)
  • afterwinds
  • after-wind


  • Physique atomique
  • Physique de l'atmosphère

Courant causé par le vent à proximité d'une explosion nucléaire, en direction du centre de l'explosion, à la suite du courant ascendant qui accompagne la montée de la boule de feu.


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