A1 6 How many bombs can the ocean hold?

Cheuk Tang, Lewis Armitage, Matthew Alexander


Nuclear bombs, such as hydrogen bombs, are extremely dangerous and are a threat to humanity. We consider a situation where hydrogen bombs explode, and all the water in the ocean absorbs the energy. We calculate that at least 8.6 × 1011 hydrogen bombs would be needed to vaporise all of the water in the ocean at once.

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