Bomb trajectory simulation

Simulate examples of real bomb trajectories

The Stromboli bomb trajectory applet was first conceived as a tool to estimate minimal launch velocities of bombs erupted during unusually strong explosions whose impact locations and approximate sizes are known (see also our sections on big eruptions and on accidents). Using the bomb trajectory program you can estimate minimal launch velocities by entering the respective bomb sizes, launch direction in the map and by varying the launch angle until you manage to reproduce the impact points observed in reality and marked by red dots in the maps below:

16. October 1993; bomb diameters about 0.5 meter 1. June 1966; bomb diameters about 0.5 to 1 meter 11. September 1930; bomb diameters about 1 to 2 meters