The NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association) experts have thrown”cold water” on hurricane control schemes. This article will take a look at the”Proverbial Pipe Dream” of Hurricane Control and propose a practical solution. At present there a variety of various hurricane control proposals.
Hurricane control in the present context really means to weaken the hurricane force winds. The damaging damage a hurricane inflicts is proportional to the square of the wind speed. Hurricanes are windstorms in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. In the Western North Pacific and the Philippines that the windstorms are called Typhoons. When 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 try to disrupt this convection procedure.
How To Get Rid Of Raccoons: First lets look at “cloud seeding”. Cloud seeding is done in order to increase precipitation by introducing small particles of various chemicals into the air 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 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 the hurricane back into the Atlantic ocean. Animated”cartoon like” processes, even though well meaning, don’t work for these reasons. The huge size and power of a hurricane make these sort of schemes unlikely to work. Information from the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory provides some insight into the energy of a hurricane.
A good example is Hurricane Andrew which hit South Florida in 1992. The area of destruction was 20 miles wide. The heat energy in this hurricane eye was”5000 times” the heat and electrical 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 have to be prepared to go into surgery within 1 day. Only about 10% of the tropical systems that form grow into hurricanes. Attempting to attack them early could be a wasted effort. The hurricane control system should be able to be put into operation once the hurricane is at least a category 1 and is heading toward a populated area.
I’m proposing a modification of a fairly popular and tested method of decreasing a hurricanes destructive power. The method I’m 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 the hurricanes convection procedure. A government project called HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has demonstrated that microwave energy can be directed at the ionosphere and heat it.
Space solar power projects to control hurricanes involve launching a satellite into orbit. Until this method is totally proven. A more economical approach would be to save the price of the launch and the satellite and mount the microwave equipment on a boat. The microwave ionospheric heaters could be powered by off the shelf electric car batteries and the ship could re-charge when in port. This ship could be under the oversight of a state government 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 globally move slower and stay over of populated regions longer. There by causing more damage and increasing the chances for flooding in the region the hurricane is hovering over. Some thing ought to be done to at least 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.