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quote:Originally posted by daveshorts(unless the UV getting in killed all the plants and algae of course)
quote:Originally posted by daveshortsActually I doubt it if you think on pure energy terms the Chernobyl radiation is probably of the order of a couple of MW spread over thousands of square km. UV on the other hand outside the atmosphere is probably getting on for a 50W per square meter so 50MW per square km, and as the radiation is spread out over thousands of square km you would have to compare it to tens of gigawatts of UV. Not a problem to anything fairly thick, but the surfaces of plants and animals, which we are talking about, could suffer a lot of damage.Ok it probably wouldn't kill off photosynthesis, but would cause a lot of problems to more complex plants and animals.