Definitions for "Electromagnetic pulse"
Keywords:  explosion, emp, nuclear, burst, surges
The electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear explosion caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the nuclear device or in a surrounding medium. The resulting electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. May also be caused by nonnuclear means. (Joint Pub 1-02)
(EMP) A burst of electromagnetic energy produced by a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere, considered to be capable of widespread damage to power lines, telecommunications and electronic equipment.
a nonuniform electric field resulting from a nuclear explosion, causing the emission of energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. EW-- electronic warfare FDC-- fire direction center FEBA-- forward edge of the battle area FLOT-- forward line of troops FOMET-- fallout meteorological message FSE-- fire support element FSOP-- field standing operating procedures GN-- grid north. GMT-- Greenwich mean time GRR-- ground radiological recon GZ-- ground zero