AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 011

School Name: Bosque School

Area of Science: Environmental Science

Project Title: Modeling the Spread of Radiation From A Dirty Bomb

On September 11, 2001, several terrorists attacked America starting a barrage of wars against several countries. Today we are still fighting the terrorists that originally attacked us with much success. However the enemy does occasionally fight back. When this happens the terrorists always surprise America with their attack methods. These methods include anything from radiation to biological weapons. In our project we'll set up a realistic scenario dealing with terrorists in New York City. A dirty bomb has been planted in Queens Station, on the island of Manhattan, and set to detonate on May 15, 2003 12:00 PM exactly. When the bomb explodes the radiation will spread using the wind in the subway tunnels to get around. Rather quickly the wind from the subways will spread the radiation thought the tunnels and out of the stations to the surface. Eventually most of New York City will be infected. We will be modeling all of this using StarLogo.

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