I’ve updated HYDEsim to include a key explaining the various overpressure effects—it’s at the bottom of the page—as well as to use generally improved code, having discovered the joys of
for (var x in y).
I’ve also been pounding my head against the Google Maps API as I try to figure out how to read and set the map type correctly, so I can include the map type in the link parameters. What’s in the documentation seems wildly different from what I’m getting. When I query
map.getCurrentMapType(), for example, I don’t get a type, I get a whole array of stuff that looks insanely cool and useful but is all apparently undefined and therefore useless.
In the meantime, here are some approximations of a few famous historical high-yield explosions:
- The Tunguska Event of 1906 (nothing’s mapped there, so switch to satellite view)
- The Halifax Explosion of 1917 (courtesy djsunkid); I suspect the location may be off a bit but I couldn’t come up with anything more accurate
- Trinity, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, all in 1945
And, just for extra fun, here are two fictional explosions.
- The explosion set off near the end of “True Lies” (and, via the actual Google Maps, here’s the bridge segment the Marines took down)
- The attack on Denver from Tom Clancy’s novel “The Sum Of All Fears”
That last one assumes I got the yield right, which I may not have, since I don’t own the book and haven’t read since it came out in hardcover. If I remembered incorrectly, let me know what the actual yield was (not the incorrect yield that was first estimated, but the correct one that came later in the book) and I’ll correct the link. Thanks.
Update: thanks to assistance from some helpful folks and some fun hacking around IE/Win’s flaws, the tool is back to working in IE/Win. Yay.