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This is about the use of weapons against populated cities in the knowledge that they will create fire so severe that it disrupts atmospheric patterns. For the naturally occurring fires in unpopulated forests, see Wikipedia:Firestorm, from which content in this article was taken. Material in that article may be useful to the improvement of this article. This article will first be, material deleted from Wikipedia

The fire-bombing technique consisted of dropping large amounts of Wikipedia:high explosives to expose the timbers within buildings, followed by Wikipedia:incendiary devices (fire-sticks) to ignite them. More high explosives followed to hamper the efforts of Wikipedia:firefighters. It is said that in the Dresden firebombing, furnace conditions raised the temperature until people melted and caught fire. Others, who hid in underground bunkers, were Wikipedia:asphyxiated as the fire consumed all the Wikipedia:oxygen in the area.

Wikipedia:Nuclear weapons are also very likely to create firestorms in urban areas. This was responsible for a large portion of the destruction at Wikipedia:Hiroshima[1] and Wikipedia:Nagasaki. In addition to being terrorist actions, these were also weapons tests.

||The firebombing of Tokyo, although often described as generating a Firestorm,Template:Sfn[2]

Just as with Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the firebombing of Dresden was a terrorist action. While historians, Nazi apologists and zealots on both sides of debates about Israel and Jews quibble about the numbers dead in Dresden, it cannot be denied that a leak from British intelligence gave the game away. All too late to save the beautiful city of Dresden, known as the "Venice of Germany", which was utterly destroyed in the very last days of the war, simply to force Germany into early surrender.[3]

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[4][5][6] Prior to the attack the city had the highest Wikipedia:population density of any industrial city in the world.[7]

Despite Tokyo commonly being assumed to be a firestorm event, it is more accurately termed a line fire conflagration, and not a true firestorm, due to the high ambient, prevailing surface wind speed at the time of the firebombing in Tokyo preventing a true firestorm from forming. High ambient winds prior to and during the Tokyo fire overrode the fire's ability to create its own wind system, with winds from every point of the compass. Instead the fire was fanned solely by the strong unidirectional ambient wind during the fire, and the fire damage although large, burnt across the city in a linear direction, with a thin fire front, much like a Wikipedia:candle. Strong surface winds prior to and during a fire cause flames to slant forward, and fire to spread largely only in the direction of the wind.

Since these fires are characterized by little outward radial spread, it is clear that, in the general case firestorms will not develop in the presence of strong ground winds, as these ambient winds largely prevent the fire from creating its own wind system, and therefore these fires, however large the eventual destruction, are not true firestorm events.[8]

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Firestorms were also created by the Wikipedia:firebombing raids of Wikipedia:World War II in Wikipedia:Hamburg (see: Wikipedia:Operation Gomorrah), Wikipedia:Dresden (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Dresden in World War II), Wikipedia:Tokyo (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Tokyo in World War II), Wikipedia:Kassel (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Kassel in World War II), Wikipedia:Darmstadt, and Wikipedia:Stuttgart. + Firestorms were also created by the Wikipedia:firebombing raids of Wikipedia:World War II in Wikipedia:Hamburg (see: Wikipedia:Operation Gomorrah), Wikipedia:Dresden (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Dresden in World War II), Wikipedia:Tokyo (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Tokyo in World War II), Wikipedia:Kassel (see: Wikipedia:bombing of Kassel in World War II), Wikipedia:Darmstadt, and Wikipedia:Stuttgart.

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