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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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  • Military and Government
  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

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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.