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What does kton stand for?

kton stands for Kiloton (energy released in exploding 1000 US tons of TNT)

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By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.
com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) SAP's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the quarter ending September 30, 2011, totaled 112 kilotons (not including Sybase), a two percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2010.
India tested five nuclear devices on May 11 and 13, 1998, including the thermonuclear bomb that Santhanam said released less energy than the government's claim of a yield equal to 45 kilotons of TNT high explosives.