Re: Weather Control

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 07:19:26 MDT

Doug Jones wrote:

> "Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps it is possible to modify wind currents using various methods. If that
> > is so, then perhaps water also, if not because it is a gaseous versus a liquid
> > medium.
> That doesn't parse well. Do you mean to modify ocean currents? Since
> they are driven by very massive salinity and temperature variations
> across thousands of kilometers, it would be difficult to influence
> them. Air is a thousand times easier to work with (literally, by
> density) and convection has a vertical scale of only 11 km or so.

My idea here was to use generated sonic environment cues to effect pressure. An
alternative might be the use of focussed radio waves. The way I see it is that
these produce cavitation in the areas of existing gas or liquid flow, or otherwise
generally just do what it can. It's a pretty broad concept.

> > The cell tower you describe sounds like a lightning rod for hurricanes.
> Yes, intended to dissipate the energy continuously rather than
> catastrophically. Ya gotta admire the sheer scale of the megaengineering
> concept- hundreds of miles-tall towers, whirring with wind and hydro
> turbines, vacuuming up all flying creatures near the base and hurling
> them skyward. (This would also include small aircraft and wayward
> pedestrians.)
> On the gripping hand, suppressing hurricanes could be as bad
> ecologically as suppressing fires in the forests of North America has
> been- the current system is evolved not just to accommodate storms, but
> likely requires them.
> --
> Doug Jones
> Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

Yeah, the weather isn't that bad.

Ross Andrew Finlayson
Finlayson Consulting
Ross at Tiki-Lounge:

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