Questions for meteorological physicists about that weather control(could you destroy.

In summary, the conversation is discussing the possibility of controlling hurricanes with various methods, such as using substances to steer them away from populated areas or cooling the water with icebergs or deep ocean water. Some methods have been attempted, such as using silver iodide, but have been unsuccessful. The idea of using H-bombs to control hurricanes is deemed impractical and potentially harmful due to the large amounts of energy involved. However, there is ongoing research and discussion about using compounds to prevent evaporation and steer hurricanes.
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...a hurricane with hydrogen bombs?
Also,Ivan said that Eastland has calculated for weather to be controlled is needed energy of 100 gigawatts-youre underestimating the power of an hurricane,and weather system:
Here is what I've been found on this subject:
They tried to influence hurricane with:
Silver Iodide and's on this website:

Placing a substance on the ocean surface:

Adding water absorbing substances:

Nuking them(it didn't happen,it only shows what would an nuke do to a hurricane and environment):

Cooling the water with icebergs or deep ocean water:

Other means:

Any thoughts from physicists/meteorologists?
That's why I don't see how can we influence an hurricane at all?How can we affect an entire weather system that creates all hurricanes since it's too big and too powerful?
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Perhaps you could stop a hurricane with a H-bomb (I'm not sure), but IMO it would be very much like curing a cold with fire. Lots of fire, for a long time.
  • #3
Umm, I'm pretty sure Hurricanes are at least thousands times more energetic than H-Bombs.

I'm learning atmospheric physics, but oddly this question hasn't popped up.
Hurricanes are cyclonic around low pressure regions. I don't think the H-bomb is going to affect this region much at all, it's too big.

I will try to research it more.
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I think the idea is to steer the systems away from population centers. So the means to control these storms may not necessarily require the total energy of the weather system.

No, we don't want to use H-bombs to control the weather. Aren't you aware of the fallout from nuclear detonations?

Compounds to prevent evaporation and steer hurricanes are apparently still discussed as potentially viable. I know that at least one team or person is claiming that a biodegradable compound is being developed, or maybe that one already exists, that may work. So this approach may not be dead yet. Apparently there have been previous failed efforts using this idea.

Related to Questions for meteorological physicists about that weather control(could you destroy.

1. How is weather control possible?

Weather control is a complex process that involves manipulating atmospheric conditions such as temperature, humidity, and air pressure. This can be achieved through various methods such as seeding clouds with chemicals, using lasers to ionize the air, or even using satellites to reflect sunlight.

2. Can weather control be used to destroy or control dangerous weather events?

While weather control has the potential to mitigate some weather events, it is not a reliable method for preventing or destroying dangerous weather. Natural weather patterns are highly complex and influenced by a variety of factors, making it difficult to completely control or predict their behavior.

3. Is weather control ethical?

The ethics of weather control are a subject of debate. Some argue that it could be used for beneficial purposes, such as preventing droughts or hurricanes, while others believe that manipulating the weather could have unintended consequences and disrupt natural ecosystems.

4. How accurate are current methods of weather control?

The accuracy of weather control methods varies greatly depending on the specific technique used and the weather conditions being targeted. While some methods have shown promising results in small-scale experiments, the effectiveness of weather control on a larger scale is still uncertain.

5. What are the potential risks of weather control?

Some potential risks of weather control include unintended consequences on the environment, such as disrupting natural weather patterns and ecosystems. There are also concerns about the potential for weather control to be used as a weapon or to benefit certain groups at the expense of others.