|Jun4-11, 06:08 PM||#18|
Japan radiation causing tornadoes?
Since you are not the only one who has difficulty with my original statement I will try to rephrase with amplification.
It was stated in response to the OP that the energy released by the disaster was insignificant compared to the weather energy in Tornados.
I pointed out (rather briefly) that it is not necessary to meet the weather head on in order to affect it.
That was, and remains, my main point.
I offered Lorenz theory as an example and subsequently other examples in later posts.
I also stated that I did not know if the answer to the OP was affirmative or negative.
|Jun4-11, 08:13 PM||#19|
By definition, you can never use the butterfly effect to link a specific cause to a specific effect - except comparing one computer simulation to another or hypothetically perfect time travel.
You seem to be pointing in a direction that leads to blaming Fukushima for tornado damage, and the butterfly effect can't be used that way. In real life AFAIK, the only real world use of the butterfly effect is to check the validity of computer simulations. If making small changes actually changes the result, then neither result is valid.
A speculation: I think the butterfly effect could only change one result to another of equal probability. Thoughts?
|Jun4-11, 10:10 PM||#20|
I see your point.
But do I think Borek addressed this in post 2. The energy gradient is there; you can't avoid it. As long as you have these huge amount of energies being moved about, you won't be able to tweak some initial condition and have it prevent tornadoes; they are pretty much inevitable with that much energy.
You could tweak it and have a tornado occur elsewhere, but of course you have no idea whether you just turned a non-lethal desert tornado into a lethal town-squashing tornado or the other way around.
|Jun10-11, 08:59 AM||#21|
So it's a resounding 'no' then.
Ok, i was just curious. I know alot of other factors play into weather patterns, but was curious if any radiation could be the spark that lights the fuse where the other factors are already present.
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