The NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association) specialists have thrown”cold water” on pest management schemes. This guide will have a look at the”Proverbial Pipe Dream” of Hurricane Control and suggest a practical solution. At present there a wide variety of various hurricane control suggestions.
Hurricane control in the present context really means to weaken the hurricane force winds. In the Western North Pacific and the Philippines that the windstorms are known as Typhoons. After the sea temperature is about 80 degrees F (26 C) or a hurricane can happen. The hurricanes function by drawing warm sea air up through the eye of the storm. This is a convection process with hot air that is less dense increasing. Current hurricane control methods attempt to disrupt this convection procedure.
Cloud seeding is done in order to increase precipitation by introducing small particles of different chemicals into the atmosphere from the ground or by air. These particles are introduced to the eyewall of the hurricane to interrupt the upward flow of moist air. Another method proposed is to cool the waters of the sea where hurricanes are most likely to develop long vertical tubes. These wave actuated pumps would bring warm surface water into the bottom and induce cool water up. Again this could disrupt the convection procedure. Giant sized fans have been suggested to blow off the hurricane back to the Atlantic ocean. Animated”cartoon like” processes, although well meaning, do not work for these reasons. The huge size and power of a hurricane make these sort of schemes unlikely to work. Info from the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory provides some insight to the energy of a hurricane.
The heat energy in this hurricane eye was”5000 times” the heat and electric power generation of the Turkey Point nuclear power plant where the eye beyond. The kinetic energy of the wind at any moment was comparable to that released by a nuclear warhead. A sensible hurricane control system would need to be prepared to go into surgery within 1 day. Only about 10 percent of the tropical systems that form grow into hurricanes. Attempting to attack them early could be a wasted effort. The hurricane control system ought to be able to be put into operation once the hurricane is no less than a class 1 and is going toward a populated area.
I’m proposing a modification of a rather popular and tested way of decreasing a hurricanes destructive power. The method I’m referring to is Space Solar Power. Solar panels in earth orbit can convert solar power into a microwave beam. A government project named HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has shown that microwave energy can be directed in the ionosphere and heat it.
Space solar energy projects to control hurricanes involve launching a satellite into orbit. Until this method is totally proven. A more economical approach is to save the price of the launch and the satellite and mount the microwave equipment on a boat. This boat could be under the oversight of a state authorities and called into service by the governor of a potentially affected nation. The boat could return in the hurricane eyewall and target its own microwave antennas in a 45 degree or lesser angle. If this program works another boat can be built and sold to another state or foreign country for a gain.
Current weather trends make this strategy more likely to work. An NOAA research study has found that Global Warming has made hurricanes globally move slower and remain over of populated regions longer. There by causing more harm and increasing the chances for flooding in the region that the hurricane is hovering over. Some thing ought to be done to try to reduce the effect of hurricanes.
Hurricanes cause damage each year and a system ought to be constructed to restrain or weaken there affect.