base surge
A cloud which rolls out from the bottom of the column produced by a subsurface burst of a nuclear weapon. For underwater bursts the surge is, in effect, a cloud of liquid droplets which has the property of flowing almost as if it were a homogeneous fluid. For subsurface land bursts the surge is made up of small solid particles but still behaves like a fluid.

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  • base surge — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A turbulent, low density cloud of rock debris, water, and/or steam that moves over the ground surface at extremely high speeds. Base surges are commonly the result of directed volcanic explosions. Base surge deposits… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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  • base surge — noun Etymology: base (I) : the cloud of mist, water, and debris that spreads outward from the surface point of an underwater atomic explosion * * * base surge, a cloud of small, highly radioactive drops of water that moves outward in the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Surge — Der Begriff Surge (engl. surge = Welle, Woge), z.T. auch Base Surge oder Ground Surge, wird in der Sedimentologie als Überbegriff für relativ partikelarme, turbulente, oft auch heiße Ströme eines Gas (Flüssigkeit) Partikelgemisches, d.h. für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BASE jumping — is involving the use of a parachute or the sequenced use of a wingsuit and parachute to jump from fixed objects with the parachute unopened at the jump (else see paragliding). BASE is an acronym that stands for the four categories of fixed… …   Wikipedia

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  • Surge du Mississippi — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Surge et Mississippi. Surge du Mississippi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Surge (glacier) — Glacial surges are short lived events where a glacier can move up to velocities 100 times faster than normal, and advance substantially. Surging glaciers are clustered around a few areas. High concentrations of surging glaciers can be found in… …   Wikipedia

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