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The Sonic Rainboom: Here We Go Again Edition
Published by Lifewalker in the blog Lifewalker's blog. Views: 107
Was rewatching the Sonic Rainboom, and noticed how it generated winds at Pinkie Pie's house. This is a tad different from the previous method, this one is more along the lines of kinetic energy.
Spoiler: Assumptions Made
First things first: I have the height and radius of the cylinder right? Well since this is a cylindrical sector calculator, I need to find the angle of the cylinder in degrees. I don't know the angle, what I do know is google can convert radians to degrees. I've been asking around, and it turns out I can find the rads by dividing the length of the arc of the sector by the radius of the circle. if the radius of the storm is 20 km, and goes out behind Pinkie for that same length, then that gives me an Arc length of 40 kilometers.
40000 / 965606.4 = 0.04142474614 rads
Converted to degrees = 2.373463121228736
When inserting the information into the cylindrical sector calculator, I get a volume of 38624255991559.18 meters cubed
Air has an average density of 1.225 kg/m3 (I have been informed that being 2 kilometers high will not change the density very much).
38624255991559.18 * 1.225 = 4.7314714e+13 kilograms
As noted in the assumptions section, I am assuming that the Rainboom began at 00.19.55 seconds, as that is when it interacts with the clouds. 40000 meters in 4.93 seconds is 8113.59026 m/s.
0.5 * 4.7314714e+13 * 8113.59026^2 = 1.55737202e21 joules or 372.220846 Gigatons
But we aren't done yet. This was only a small portion of the Rainboom. Shiba once did a surface area calc for the Rainboom that went something like this: ((2*pi*R)/7000 I do have a method of my own where I divide the surface area of the sector by the surface area of the entire Rainboom as a cylinder, but I'm not sure how accurate that would be, so I'll give out 2 ends for this based on both methods.
Spoiler: High EndSpoiler: Low End
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