Gigaton nukes

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    If a gigaton nuke were exploded a few hundred feet above ground level, what sort of damage would it do? The US already has the technology to make 1GT+ nukes. Does anyone know any website/tool to calculate the fallout of nukes?

    Apparently, a 1GT explosion is 5 times as powerful as the eruption of Mount Krakatoa:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_eruption_of_Krakatoa
     
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