Explosion analysis from images: Trinity and Beirut* * This article includes content that some readers may find distressing.

@article{Daz2020ExplosionAF,
  title={Explosion analysis from images: Trinity and Beirut* * This article includes content that some readers may find distressing.},
  author={Jorge S. D{\'i}az},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  year={2020},
  volume={42}
}
Images of an explosion can be used to study some of its physical properties. After reviewing the key aspects of the method originally developed to study the first nuclear detonation and analyzing the Trinity blast data, the method is applied to the Beirut explosion of August 2020 by using images from videos posted online. The applicability of the method is discussed and the process of selection, extraction, and analysis of the data is presented. The estimate for the energy yield of the Beirut… Expand
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