Example Scenarios

This section explores several hypothetical scenarios of nuclear weapon detonations on U.S. cities. These scenarios are meant to illustrate the possibilities of such events.

New York City Scenario

A "what if" scenario of a 150 kiloton nuclear explosion on New York City.

Detroit Scenario

A "what if" scenario of a 1 megaton surface burst on Detroit.

San Francisco Scenario

Examine the effects of a nuclear accident or "broken arrow" on board a nuclear submarine.