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kiloton

1. 1000 tons.
2. A unit of ‘yield’ for atomic bombs, equivalent to the explosive force of 1000 tons of TNT.
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But some experts suggest it could have been 20 kilotonnes or more.
South Korea's military put the force of the blast at 10 kilotonnes, which would still be the North's most powerful nuclear blast to date.
Dans le domaine commercial, le groupe de l'Office cherifien des phosphates importe de la Russie un volume annuel de l'ordre de 1,4 million de tonnes de souffre et de 400 a 500 kilotonnes (kt) d'ammoniac.
This is processed to 600 kilotonnes of compost, and the end-product partially exported while over annual national consumption.
Zambia emits about 2,500 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide a year, or about 0.
Total fly ash emission to the atmosphere from the power plant reached more than 300 kilotonnes per year by the end of the 1970s [12], among this more than 100 kg PAHs.
WALFA generated abatement amounting to 707 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent between 2005 and 2010 (NAILSMA 2012).
Alexis Le Pichon, from the Atomic Energy Commission in France and colleagues report that the explosive energy of the impact was equivalent to 460 kilotonnes of TNT.
While the 'Fat Man' bomb used in Nagasaki had the equivalent explosive yield of about 20-22 kilotonnes of TNT, a typical U.
The energy released when it entered the Earth's atmosphere was equivalent to a few kilotonnes, the academy said, the power of a small atomic weapon exploding.
Most Asean countries are highly dependent on oil import more than ever, with a projected 315,000 kilotonnes of oil equivalent annually by 2030 needed, according to experts.
Wales' carbon dioxide emissions hit more than 32,187 kilotonnes (kt) in 2010 - a 14% surge on the 28,248kt produced in the previous year.