Would thermobaric weapons be more or less effective in a denser atmosphere of another planet?
On one hand the shockwaves would be harder because of the more tightly compressed air. On the other hand I suspect that the shockwaves would have less range because it would require more energy to push the air out of the way. So you might end up with a some lethal but more focused weapon? Am I correct in my assumptions?
Spinning this out to a more general question what would be a more effective weapon in such environments, explosive or fragmentation focused weapons?