Re: Weather Control

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 08:54:19 MDT

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

The cell tower you describe sounds like a lightning rod for hurricanes.

Doug Jones wrote:

> "Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to ask other peoples' ideas about weather control. Can
> > rain, hurricanes and lightning be organized?
> >
> > I think there are technical methods that could be explored to see how to
> > do some of those kinds of things in terms of altering weather patterns.
> >
> > There are almost certainly researches about this kind of thing.
> Ther was a science article in Analog around 10-15 years ago in which the
> author proposed very large cooling tower-like structures to be placed in
> hurricane susceptible regions. By large, read 6 km high by 1 km wide-
> these would work by encouraging a single large, efficient convection
> cell in place of many smaller ones, without disruption due to surface
> and midaltitude winds. The updraft would improve heat transfer from the
> surface to high altitude, resulting in local cooling and
> dehumidification to remove the power source for hurricanes (compare to
> the siphons proposed for Lake Nyos in the Cameroon to prevent another
> CO2 eruption).
> The condensation of water in the updraft would make it much warmer and
> thus lighter than the air outside the tower, providing the power to
> drive the circulation.
> The updraft would be fast enough to skydive in, and wind turbines near
> the base could tap off some of the power in the draft. Condensation in
> the tower could be captured and lowered through hydro turbines to
> generate more power- and would be a useful source of fresh water.
> A strong rain cloud would pour out the top, producing continuous rain in
> the region downwind of the tower. The environmental impact statement
> would be prodigious...
> --
> Doug Jones
> Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

Ross Andrew Finlayson
Finlayson Consulting
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