*Wind, Fallout, and Toxic Gasses*
By: Thoth8
20 June 2006

How fast is it coming my way?

Or how long do I have until it gets to me or my family?

I worry about Nuclear/Dirty bombs and or attacks/ industrial accidents and how long it will take the fallout or poison gas to get to my home or office.

Note: A nuke would involve high altitude, wind, speed and direction but the same mathematical formula would apply.

Letís talk about surface winds and directions for a moment.

The wind direction is reported with a meteorological angle:

0į - from the north (northerly)

90į - from the east (easterly)

180į - from the south (southerly)

270į - from the west (westerly)

 

It is also important to note that a wind report will say winds West 3 M.P.H. That means it is coming from the west (I.E. blowing from the west to the south. ).

 

Let say we have a 3 M.P.H. wind from the west and I live 2 miles form the source of contamination. Letís say itís a chlorine spill from the railroad.

A mile is 5280 feet

1 hour is 60 minutes

So a 1 M.P.H. wind is 88 feet per minute.

88 times 3 = 264 feet

A 3 M.P.H. wind means a toxic gas can travel 264 feet in 1 minute!

Now recall I said I live 2 miles from the spill thatís 10560 feet divided by the wind speed of 364 feet per minute.

10560 divided by 364 = 29.010989 so letís just say 29 minutes.

Here is the wind speed up to 20 M.P.H.

1 = 88 Feet

2 = 176 Feet

3 = 264 Feet

4 = 352 Feet

5 = 440 Feet

6 = 528 Feet

7 = 616 Feet

8 = 704 Feet

9 = 792 Feet

10 = 880 Feet

11 = 968 Feet

12 = 1056 Feet

13 = 1144 Feet

14 = 1232 Feet

15 = 1320 Feet

16 = 1408 Feet

17 = 1496 Feet

18 = 1584 Feet

19 = 1672 Feet

20 = 1760 Feet


Thoth8



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