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Controlling the Weather


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Guyverman1990

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I'm suprised no one decided to bring up this subject on the sight before (to my knowledge at least). Could such technology ever exist in the future?



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I don't see why it couldn't.  It would require monitoring systems around the world to record data, which I think we do a decent job at some far. Though it would also need to be all processed together which I don't believe anyone currently does. After having all the data it should be possible to predict what weather will be and be able to influence by many different methods.

 

I am not sure what method would be used, I suppose it would depend on the goal.



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They've already trialled this in china. Firing zinc oxide into the atmosphere to make it rain. The problem is that it rains too much in those places and so then there is a lack of rain in other places. With better control we could dictate when and where it rains.

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That's very strange - I actually just came here to post this topic, but it seems you beat me to it! What brought it to mind is this week's extreme cold weather in Britain and Ireland. I think it would definitely be very useful during times of drought/heatwave/blizzard/extreme rainfall.



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Yeah, strange weather. In Hungary it's snowing as well. Facebook's filled with pictures of how the Easter Bunny is shouting at Santa Clause that it's his time, damnit!

 

Cloud seeding is already a thing, but large-scale weather control is a while off yet. The climate is too chaotic for current computers to have a chance of calculating. Give Moore's Law a few more years, maybe decades, and then we'll know when and where to release what chemicals.


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I wouldn't mind technology like this it reminds me of Star Trek TNG's version.


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China actually was making sure that it was sunny during the olympic games in Beijing...



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Cloud seeding exists as a current process. Geoengineering exists as a topic too but this is a can of worms (publication from my professor who does research on it): http://www.thebullet...064002006_0.pdf


Well..this is something I'm not particular fond of right now and for the next few decades. My main reason being that we still have many things to understand about the climate and we jumped way too quickly on the gun in just throwing things like cloud seeding around. The atmosphere is a complex yet delicate beast. Quite beautiful in it's own way; destructive, terrifying, a nuisance, life-threatening yet life-giving and cooperative at times. Not even the next few decades will put a better perspective on this. Yes we definitely will have much more computer power, a greatly improved picture of the atmosphere, and a much more accurate depiction of forecasts. But that doesn't foresee variables that we'd change since we're throwing off the Earth variables to our own. 

 

Moscow's mayor decided that they were going to have a snowless winter via cloud seeding...failed and had actually record snowfall amounts. Los Angeles has dabbled with this several times to prevent droughts and have had issues with record rainfalls. This cascades of course to into millions in damages via floods and mudslides thus also putting people at risk. I find this weird anyway since the climate naturally is dry anyway in the summer. That's not something you can really help..blame the people who decided to settle there. :p Cloud seeding has been used to try to reduce the size of hailstones too but unfortunately it hasn't been successful. Two themes generally go into these methods; either it does nothing or makes the situation considerable worse. 

 

Whatever falls in the atmosphere has to rise elsewhere. China may be doing a wonderful job in keeping the sun out but someone else is paying the price. Basic physics at work no matter how you see it. You can't just sit here and have on country modify their own climate and expect it all to turn out fine for others. If all nations on the planet are not on the same page here you're going to have horribly unintended consequences. 

 

Now this is not to say it won't happen. It definitely will in the future but as I said just not so soon. We still need to fully understand this thin little film we live in. I'd like to see the ability to dissipate hurricanes and taking all that energy that was in it to power the areas it may have destroyed. Even tornadoes would be a great source. Massive amounts of energy are contained in both. We'd have to have full monitors of just enough of the atmosphere for accurate readings to get to this point though. Geoengineering is a big no-no at the moment but certainly when we understand what we currently don't know then we can start discussing it more then. 


Edited by Cody930, 27 March 2013 - 01:35 AM.

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This might interest you.


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^ Interesting. How come I never find these kind of things?

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^ Interesting. How come I never find these kind of things? Whoops...double post

Edited by CLB, 27 March 2013 - 08:26 AM.

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I heard while ago of canons shooting clouds in the desert and make it rain. but i never heard any development then



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I think the only real way to fix our climate problems is to control the climate directly. 






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