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Hurricane's Eye Reveals a New Power Source

jellisky Re:Predicting? How about controlling? (114 comments)

As one of those researchers seeking that more complete understanding, I can tell you that we're finding out that things are a whole lot more complex than expected. We're just discovering the physical processes that force some of the vital parts of the hurricane vortex. Rainbands are still a topic of active research and things like concentric (secondary) eyewalls are just beginning to have the spotlights turned on them. (Interestingly, there was a lull in hurricane research from about 1985 to 1995 (coincident with the tail end of the quiet Atlantic period). The field has exploded in popularity in the last ten years, though, thanks to some terrific new data sources and technological advances (computing, instrumentation like radar, satellite).)

Truthfully, and this is my humble informed opinion... controllable weather modification is still several decades away, at best. And that sort of stuff will be individual thunderstorm modification. I don't think the technology to even produce a significant, predictable change to something as powerful as the hurricane vortex is here yet.

It's definitely interesting stuff to think about, though.

-Jellisky

more than 7 years ago

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Weird...

jellisky jellisky writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just found out about these "friends", "foes", "fans", "freaks" thing on the user page... and this journaling...

Very strange... apparently, in my few comments here, I've garnered a few fans... don't know why, but I'll accept the praise, I guess. ;)

Odd... more things to look at, I guess.

-Jellisky

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