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ERIC Number: ED270298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Nuclear Winter: Uncertainties Surround the Long-Term Effects of Nuclear War. Report to the Congress.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Nuclear winter, a term used to describe potential long-term climate and environmental effects of nuclear war, has been a subject of debate and controversy. This report examines and presents scientific and policy implications of nuclear winter. Contents include: (1) an executive summary (highlighting previous and current studies on the topic); (2) an introduction (reviewing the objectives, scope, and methodology of this report); (3) a discussion of various uncertainties of the nuclear winter theory (examining conditions dealing with war scenario variables, fire and atmospheric research, and computer atmospheric modeling); (4) a consideration of policy concerns (itemizing the issues linked with nuclear winter and the broad policy implications); (5) a review of the Interagency Research Programs on the nuclear winter issue, (discussing research priorities, funding, and management concerns); and (6) agency comments and evaluation. Appendices include a selective list of literature reviewed and a glossary of related terms. (ML)
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 60l5, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A