Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Plus 1 Second Bikini Atoll

The blast wave of the bomb
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Illustration Board; by Grant Powers; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 14H X 20W
Accession #: 88-181-C
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The initial explosion and blast wave collided with the surface of the lagoon and was reflected back upwards. This deformed the shape of the fireball, creating the skirt around the stem of the mushroom cloud.

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