The NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association) experts have thrown”cold water” on pest management schemes. This article 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 current context really means to weaken the hurricane force winds. Hurricanes are windstorms in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. In the Western North Pacific and the Philippines the windstorms are called Typhoons. Cyclones are windstorms in the Indian and South Pacific Ocean. When the sea temperature is about 80 degrees F (26 C) or a hurricane can happen. The hurricanes operate by drawing warm ocean air up through the eye of the hurricane. This is a convection process with hot air which is less dense rising. Current hurricane control methods attempt to disrupt this convection procedure.
First lets look at “Melbourne FL Animal Removal“. Cloud seeding is done to increase precipitation by introducing small particles of different chemicals into the atmosphere from the ground or by air. These particles are introduced into 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 likely to develop with long vertical tubes. These wave actuated pumps would bring warm surface water to the bottom and force cool up water. Again this could disrupt the convection procedure. Giant sized fans have been proposed to blow the hurricane back to the Atlantic ocean. Animated”cartoon like” procedures, even though well meaning, don’t work for the following 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 gives some insight to the energy of a hurricane.
The area of destruction was 20 miles wide. 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 realistic hurricane control system would need to be ready to go into surgery within 1 day. Only about 10 percent of the tropical systems that form develop into hurricanes. Attempting to attack them early would be a wasted effort. The hurricane control system ought to be able to be put into operation when the hurricane is no less than a category 1 and is going toward a populated area.
I am proposing a modification of a fairly popular and tested way of decreasing a hurricanes destructive power. The method I am referring to is Space Solar Power. Solar panels in earth orbit can convert solar energy into a microwave beam. This microwave beam can then be aimed at a hurricane eyewall to heat it and interfere with all the hurricanes convection process. A government project called HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has demonstrated that microwave energy can be directed in the ionosphere and heat it.
Space solar power projects to control hurricanes involve launching a satellite into orbit. Until this method is fully proven. A more economical approach is to save the price of the launch and the satellite and mount the microwave equipment on a ship. The microwave ionospheric heaters could be powered by off the shelf electric car batteries and the ship could re-charge when in port. This boat could be under the oversight of a state authorities and called into service by the governor of a potentially affected nation. The ship could return from the hurricane eyewall and target its own microwave antennas at a 45 degree or lesser angle. This ship could be called into action within 4 hours notice. If this plan works another ship can be built and sold to another state or foreign country for a gain.
Current weather trends make this plan more likely to be effective. An NOAA research study has found that Global Warming has made hurricanes worldwide move slower and remain over of populated regions longer. There by causing more damage and increasing the chances for flooding in the area the hurricane is hovering over. Some thing ought to be done to at least try to minimize the effect of hurricanes.
Hurricanes cause damage each year and a system should be constructed to control or weaken there affect.