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I know a cyclone is not a correct description but it started with a C.

The concern is that mega storms could dump rain on a mostly arid environment leaving a vulnerable population of high density at risk

At least it is being discussed.

Remember how we were saying that what happened in Brisbane could happen to us? That might get tested sooner than you think. In the not-too-distant future, California could be at risk for Old Testament-level storms that could do four to five times the damage of a major earthquake. A recent scientific conference took a good hard look at this possibility, and what could be done.

A two hundred year storm is not really out of the question and with the changes we have seen already it could be much worse than that. How? Bringing those storms ever fifty or twenty years for instance.

What are the chances? Some meteorologists are dismissing these concerns as hooey, but then, a lot of meteorologists don't believe in climate change. USGS calls the situation "hypothetical, but plausible," and says that such catastrophic storms happen in the California area about once every 100 to 200 years. The last one was 1861, so we're smack in the middle of that time frame -- and at any rate, it's never too early to make plans so we don't get caught with our pants down.

What are the chances? Some meteorologists are dismissing these concerns as hooey, but then, a lot of meteorologists don't believe in climate change. USGS calls the situation "hypothetical, but plausible," and says that such catastrophic storms happen in the California area about once every 100 to 200 years. The last one was 1861, so we're smack in the middle of that time frame -- and at any rate, it's never too early to make plans so we don't get caught with our pants down.

Californians have learned to expect earthquakes the way Floridians expect hurricanes. (A minor earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1, rattled windows in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area about a week ago.)

The existing engineering systems that dispose of floodwater are so efficient that the effects of moderate storms often go unnoticed, Dr. Jones said. So while many Californians know whether they live or work close to an earthquake-prone fault and what to do should there be a serious quake, few realize that the state could be hit by storms that at their worst could rival the largest hurricanes that devastate the Gulf Coast and the southeastern Atlantic Seaboard.

Yet vast floods have also been documented, both through tree-ring data and more modern historical records. Marcia K. McNutt, the director of the geological survey, said that 150 years ago, over a few weeks in the winter of 1861-62, enough rain fell to inundate a stretch of the Central Valley 300 miles long and 20 miles wide, from north of Sacramento south to Bakersfield, near the eastern desert.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 06:46 PM PST.

Also republished by California politics.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 06:46:26 PM PST

  •  There is a meterological formation most (6+ / 0-)

    people are unaware of: sky rivers. It turns out they carry masses of water around the globe. And they're huge, matching the water volume of major rivers. Worse, global warming is changing their courses and causing them to dump major quantities of rain in places not usually known for such down pours.

    Like the man said, "Buckle your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride".

    GOP 2012 -- Austerity is just around the corner!

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 07:02:30 PM PST

    •  have these been mapped? (2+ / 0-)

      And if so, where can those maps be found?

      "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:08:34 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, they've been mapped (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Horace Boothroyd III, G2geek

        There was a National Geographic article earlier this year on them. Unfortunately it wasn't a feature piece, just one of those "Heh, this is cool!" one-pagers near the beginning.

        GOP 2012 -- Austerity is just around the corner!

        by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:14:26 PM PST

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        •  OK, it's the Sept 2011 Nat Geo (4+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Horace Boothroyd III, G2geek, kurt, sfbob
          A forecaster points to a bright weather system on a map and warns of torrential rain and flooding. But it's no hurricane. It's an atmospheric river or AR first seen cllearly via satellite data in the 1990's. "We now know that ARs are the primary cause of flooding in the West Coast states," says NOAA's Marty Ralph.
            Water-vapor superhighways 300 miles wide and more than a thousand miles long. ARs can, in a single day, move up to 20 times the Mississippi River's daily discharge. Last winter one stalled in California. Six days later 26 inches of rain and 15 feet of snow had fallen.
            Now experts are working ahead. A recent what-if test, in which an AR swamped California, predicted $735 billion in losses. Says Ralph, "We're preparing for the Katrina of the West" - Juli Berwald

          Oops, they're called "air rivers" or AR's.

          GOP 2012 -- Austerity is just around the corner!

          by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:19:51 PM PST

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      •  they're not static, so no (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Horace Boothroyd III

        they emerge momentarily, usually. the deluge of this past spring was an example of one that didn't disperse as expected.

  •  Here's some info for you (3+ / 0-)

    Check out how much weather manipulation is being done in Western states.  HUGE Amount

    Maybe we should attend the annual National Association of Weather Modification Association this upcoming April, in Las Vegas

    The 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

    The meeting will take place April 25-27, 2012. More information about the meeting will be posted soon!





    2008  (2007 is skipped for some reason)




    Of interest is that, in 2011, they didn't make rain in Texas like they did in previous years.  Check the charts when you have a minute.

    It is also interesting that this all happens in western states to make snow for skiing and to fill up the desert reservoirs.

    Alot of the weather we see in the west, that wafts its way east over the rockies, is man-made weather.

    That is why there is a National Weather Modification Association.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 07:06:41 PM PST

  •  The water is too cold (0+ / 0-)

    California's ocean is cold, due to upwelling from deep areas of the sea. Global warming really doesn't impact those deep areas where California's cold water comes from.

    TeaParty = KKK + better coaching

    by Explorer8939 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 07:07:39 PM PST

  •  I have also made many videos of (2+ / 1-)
    Recommended by:
    palantir, Horace Boothroyd III
    Hidden by:

    California chem/contrails.  I have noticed that the difference between the two is, when laid down, the chemtrail stays, thickens and looks like half a zipper and becomes a wispy cloud.  When they lay down a lot of them, the blue sky becomes light grey by the end of the day.  They do this in Salt Lake County a lot.

    Here's one of my California Chemtrail videos.  They do this off the southern coast mostly.

    I have several more if you are interested.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 07:10:21 PM PST

    •  Chemtrails = CT nonsense. n/t (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ontheleftcoast, erush1345, kurt

      "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:07:26 PM PST

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    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

      HR for CT stuff.  Get some real proof and try again.

      "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan

      by erush1345 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:46:55 PM PST

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      •  Here you go. (0+ / 0-)

        There are definitely chemicals being dispersed to control the weather.  Perhaps calling them "enriched contrails" is less a bother.

        Where I live, the blue sky in the morning is "enriched" by what ends up looking like a striped sky by mid day and a gray sky by mid afternoon.  This week I am enjoying enriched stripes in the moon light as they are enriching the contrails 24/7.  Got to get that Utah snow!  Several ski areas opened yesterday.

        This person has gathered a ton of information.  If you go to the this site you will find links to all of the PDFs, see pictures and diagrams, etc.

        I was a skeptic, too, but what I was seeing with my own eyes launched me into research.  Now, the western states get a lot more of this than other states; however, many from the midwest and east have reported to me that they, too, are having their skies dimmed with enriched stripes in their skies.

        Here's tons of information.

        I am creating this page for the following reasons:
        1. Most people do not know the long history of scientists trying to modify our climate locally and globally.
        2. Any time someone posts a video on the internet of "chemtrails" there are numerous responses like "tinfoil hat much?" or "I suppose you believe in UFO's too huh?"
        3. Billions of dollars are being spent dumping chemicals in our atmosphere with no public oversight, no real verification of positive results of these modifications, and no toxicity testing on aerosolized chemicals or protection from the Environmental Protection Agency.
        4. Though I applaud the Texas Weather Modification Association for it's transparency, the same cannot be said for the hundreds of other companies spraying our world with God know's what. I've read papers describing dumping fertilizer over the arctic poles to reduce UV reflection of the ice. FERTILIZER! One patent described dumping MELANIN! See the patents section below .

        The Weather Modification Association (WMA)

        Association: Weather Modification Association (WMA)

        Members: Full Corporate Roster


        Company: WMA - Advanced Radar Corp

        Company: WMA - Aero Systems, Inc.

        Company: WMA - Aerotec Argentina

        Company: WMA - Colorado Water Conservation Board

        Company: WMA - Deepwater Chemicals

        Company: WMA - Direccion de Agricultura y Contingencias Climaticas (Argentina)

        Company: WMA - Droplet Measurement Technologies

        Company: WMA - Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc.

        Company: WMA - Electronic Systems Developement CC

        Company: WMA - General Aviation Applications - 3D s.a.

        Company: WMA - Hydro-Tasmania

        Company: WMA - Ice Crystal Engineering LLC

        Company: WMA - Idaho Power Company

        Company: WMA - NASIC/DEKA - US Air Force Wright-Patterson AFB

        Company: WMA - North American Weather Consultants, Inc.

        Company: WMA - North Dakota Atmospheric Resources Board

        Company: WMA - Omni International, LLC Attn: Tom Papachristou

        Company: WMA - Radiometrics Corporation

        Company: WMA - RHS Consulting, Ltd

        Company: WMA - Sacramento Municipal Util Dist.

        Company: WMA - Santa Barbara County Water Agency

        Company: WMA - Snowy Hydro Limited

        Company: WMA - Southern California Edison County

        Company: WMA - National University of Technology - Mendoza, Argentina

        Company: WMA - Utah Division of Water Resources

        Company: WMA -

        Company: WMA - Vaisala Oyj

        Company: WMA - Vaisala - Veriteq

        Company: WMA - Weather Modification, Inc.

        Company: WMA - Western Kansas Grndwater Dist 1

        Company: WMA - Western Weather Consultants, LLC

        Company: WMA - Wyoming Water Development

        Texas Weather Modification Association (TWMA)

        The Texas Weather Modification Association is associated with the Weather Modication Association (WMA)

        Video: Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee - August 25, 2011

        Video: Weather Modification in Texas Admitted As Recent as Aug, 2011



        Association: TWMA - West Texas Weather Modification Association

        Association: TWMA - Southwest Texas Rain Enhancement Association

        Association: TWMA - South Texas Weather Modification Association

        Association: TWMA - Panhandle GCD Precipitation Enhancement Program

        Association: TWMA - Southern Ogallala Aquifer Rain Program (SOAR)

        Association: TWMA - (SOAR) old website - Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Research

        Association: TWMA - The Edwards Aquifer

        Association: TWMA - Colorado River Municipal Water District - Engineering WXMOD's

        Association: TWMA - Trans Pecos Weather Modification Association

        Other Companies and Associations

        Association: American Society of Civil Engineers

        Company: Aquiess / Drake International - Global Rain Project

        Company: Aurora Flight Sciences

        Institute: Desert Research Institute

        Institute: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (CAIPEEX)

        Company: Evergreen Aviation: Supertanker


        Military: United States Air Force Reserve - Aerial Spray Unit - Youngstown AFB

        Company: WMA - NASIC/DEKA - US Air Force Wright-Patterson AFB

        SciBlue Inc. - Tracking Down a Ghost

        Source: - Oil Dispersal Companies

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - LaJunta County Municipal Air

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - CEO Col. David Kutchinski

        CEO at SciBlue Inc
        CEO at Legacy Technology Holdings, Inc.
        Bill Payer at World Peace Technologies, LLC

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - US Air Force

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - Energy and Utilities industry

        Military: SciBlue Inc. - "Using the rivers of the Troposphere" by Kutchinski

        Weather Modification Association Project Locations Map

        NOAA Spreadsheets - Weather Modification Programs in the USA.

        PDF: 2011 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 11WXMOD5 as of July 7, 2011.pdf

        PDF: 2010 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 10WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: 2009 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 09WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: 2008 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 08WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: 2006 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 06WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: 2005 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 05WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: 2004 NOAA Weather Modification Programs 04WXMOD5.pdf

        PDF: The Climate Engineers - Playing God to Save the Planet - (Original Location .EDU)

        PDF: US Army Medical Journal - 13MB - The US Air Force Aerial Spray Unit: a history of large area disease vector control operations, WWII through Katrina PAGES 54-61 - (.MIL)

        PDF: United States Air Force - Aerial Application of Pesticides - (.MIL)

        PDF: The Evolution of the Air Force Aerial Spray Capability - (.MIL)

        PDF: Aerial Spray Squadron recognized at Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ceremony - (.ORG)

        PDF: Weather Modification: The Evolution of an R&D Program into a Military Operation - (.ORG)

        PDF: Fifth Annual Survey Report - Air Weather Service WEA Modification Program 1972 - (.MIL)

        PDF: Aerial Spray ´BIG GUNS´ kill skeeters in Williston, ND 2009 - (.MIL)

        Article: United States Air Force Aerial Spray Unit - 44 aerial spray sorties, they treated more than 2.8 million acres, using 13,775 gallons of insecticide, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

        Article: United States Air Force Aerial Spray Unit - Air Force Reserve C-130s, crews begin aerial spraying Southern Louisiana in aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike

        DOC: United States Air Force - Aerial Spray Fact Sheet - (.MIL)

        DOC: Aerial Spray Environmental Assessment - Mosquitoes and Biting Flies - (.MIL)

        DOC: Hold Harmless Agreement - Signed Legal Document between USAF Aerial Spray Unit and Target City - (.MIL)

        MPG: Hill AFB, Utah Herbicide Mission Video - Agent Orange for Bombing Ranges - (.MIL)

        MPG: Hurricane Katrina Response Video - Killing 'Skeeters in Lousiana - (.MIL)

        Commercial Cloud-Seeding

        Article: (Research Application Program NCAR) 2004 Worldwide Precipitation Enhancement Projects

        PPT: (TWMA) Fundamentals of Weather Modification - (.COM)

        PDF: (CAIPEEX) Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment Over India - (.ORG)

        PDF: (CAIPEEX) Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment - Science Plan - Part I - (.IN)

        PDF: (CAIPEEX) Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment - Implementation Plan - Part II - (.IN)

        PDF: (TWMA) Colorado River Municipal Water District - Pilots Wanted for Cloudseeding - (.ORG)

        PDF: (TWMA) Colorado River Municipal Water District - Aircraft for Cloudseeding - (.ORG)

        PDF: (American Meteorological Society) Critical Assessment of Hygroscopic Seeding of Convective Clouds for Rainfall Enhancement - (.ORG)

        PDF: (American Meteorological Society) Results of the South African Cloud-Seeding Experiments Using Hygroscopic Flares - (.ORG)

        PDF: (WMA) Environmental Impact of Using Silver Iodide as a Cloud Seeding Agent - (.ORG)

        PDF: (WMA) North American Weather Consultants - WMA members since 1950! - (.COM)

        PDF: (WMA) North American Weather Consultants - 60 years of Modifying the Weather - (.COM)

        PDF: (USGS) Detecting the Signature of Glaciogenic Cloud Seeding in Orographic Snowstorms in Wyoming II: Further Airborne Cloud Radar and Lidar Measurements - (.GOV)

        Texas Weather Modification

        PDF: Texas Weather Modification - Region G - Final Report - (.COM)

        PDF: (TEXARC) 1996 Texas Excercise in Augmenting Rainfall through Cloud-Seeding - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2010 Annual Evaluation Report - Texas Cloud Seeding Project Results - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2009 Annual Evaluation Report - Texas Cloud Seeding Project Results - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2008 Annual Evaluation Report - Texas Cloud Seeding Project Results - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2007 Annual Evaluation Report - Texas Cloud Seeding Project Results - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2010/09 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2009/12 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2009/02 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2008/05 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2007/08 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        PDF: (TWMA) 2007/05 - The Texas Weather Modification Courier - (.COM)

        Official NOAA Video: NEXRAD: Eye to the Sky

        NOAA Website: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

        Radars (EMR) used for Weather Modification

        PDF: Aquiess RAINAID - African Drought Relief using Electromagnetic Cloud Shifting - (.COM)

        Article: Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?

        Evidence of Electromagnetic Radiation used to Modify Weather Patterns in the USA

        PDF: (TWMA) Colorado River Municipal Water District - Enterprise 74C C-Band Radar for Weather Modification - (.ORG)

        Video: Nexrad & HAARP: Undeniable Weather Control Connection

        Video: Nexrad Ring Evidence: Nationwide Weather Manipulation

        Video: How Nexrad HAARP Works: Turning Natural Storms into Biblical Floods

        Geoengineering Results/Studies/Methods

        HTML: Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act (1-26)

        Generally, “geoengineering” does not refer to GHG emissions reductions achieved by lowering anthropogenic emissions, but rather, alternative options to counter the warming effects of GHGs. The IPCC’s discussion (Barker et al., 2007) of geoengineering discusses options such as iron and nitrogen fertilization of the oceans (to take up CO2) and deployment of technologies that reduce the amount of sunlight accepted by the Earth’s system (e.g. injecting reflective aerosols into the stratosphere and installing a deflector system in space to block sunlight). In fact, in a recent paper in Science authored by Trenberth and a colleague (Trenberth and Fasullo, 2010), Trenberth describes geoengineering accordingly:

        Proposals for addressing global warming now include geoengineering, whereby tiny particles are injected into the stratosphere to emulate the cooling effects of stratospheric aerosol of a volcanic eruption.

        PDF: Congressional Research Service ( - Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy - (.ORG)

        PDF: Why a Different Approach is Required if Global Climate Change is to be Controlled Efficiently or Even At All - (.GOV)

        PDF: Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research (Brief) - NRC BASC - (.EDU)

        Article: (Time) Can Geoengineering Help Slow Global Warming?

        Article: (Royal Society) Geoengineering the climate: science, governance and uncertainty

        Article: (Royal Society) Stop emitting CO2 or geoengineering could be our only hope

        Article: ( Getting serious about geoengineering

        Article: President Ahmadinejad says weather mod in EU causes drought in Iran

        PDF: Geo-Engineering Cost Analysis - Aurora Flight Sciences - University of Calgary - (.CA)

        Article: (USAF) In Vitro Toxicity Of Aluminum Nano-particles of Rat Aveolar Macrophages

        1891 PDF: 0462795 - Method of Producing Rain-Fall

        1914 PDF: 1103490 - Rain Maker (balloon images)

        1917 PDF: 1225521 - Protection From Poisonous Gas in Warfare

        1920 PDF: 1338343 - Process and apparatus for the production of intense artificial clouds, fogs, or mists

        1924 PDF: 1512783 - Composition for dispelling fogs

        1927 PDF: 1619183 - Process of producing smoke clouds from moving aircraft

        1928 PDF: 1665267 - Process of producting artificial fogs

        1932 PDF: 1892132 - Atomizing attachment for airplane engine exhausts

        1933 PDF: 1928963 - Electrical system and method (for spraying chemtrails)

        1934 PDF: 1957075 - Airplane spray equipment

        1936 PDF: 2045865 - Skywriting apparatus

        1936 PDF: 2052626 - Method of dispelling fog (MIT)

        1937 PDF: 2068987 - Process of dissipating fog

        1939 PDF: 2160900 - Method for vapor clearing

        1941 PDF: 2232728 - Method and composition for dispelling vapors

        1941 PDF: 2257360 - Desensitized pentaerythritol tetranitrate explosive

        1946 PDF: 2395827 - Airplane spray unit (US. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE)

        1946 PDF: 2409201 - Smoke-producing mixture

        1949 PDF: 2476171 - Smoke screen generator

        1949 PDF: 2480967 - Aerial discharge device

        1950 PDF: 2527230 - Method of crystal formation and precipitation

        1951 PDF: 2550324 - Process for controlling weather

        1951 PDF: 2570867 - Method of crystal formation and precipitation (GENERAL ELECTRIC)

        1952 PDF: 2582678 - Material disseminating apparatus for airplanes

        1952 PDF: 2591988 - Production of tio2 pigments (DUPONT)

        1952 PDF: 2614083 - Metal chloride screening smoke mixture

        1953 PDF: 2633455 - Smoke generator

        1954 PDF: 2688069 - Steam generator

        1955 PDF: 2721495 - Method and apparatus for detecting minute crystal forming particles suspended in a gaseous atmosphere (GENERAL ELECTRIC)

        1956 PDF: 2730402 - Controllable dispersal device

        1957 PDF: 2801322 - Decomposition chamber for monopropellant fuel

        1958 PDF: 2835530 - Process for the condensation of atmospheric humidity and dissolution of fog

        1959 PDF: 2881335 - Generation of Electrical Fields (HAARP - FOR RE-CHARGING CLOUDS!)

        1959 PDF: 2903188 - Control of tropical cyclone formation

        1959 PDF: 2908442 - Method for dispersing natural atmospheric fogs and clouds

        1960 PDF: 2962450 - Fog dispelling composition (SEE REFERENCES)

        1960 PDF: 2963975 - Cloud seeding carbon dioxide bullet

        1961 PDF: 2986360 - Aerial insecticide dusting device

        1962 PDF: 3044911 - Propellant system

        1962 PDF: 3056556 - Method of artificially influencing the weather

        1964 PDF: 3120459 - Composite incendiary powder containing metal coated oxidizing salts

        1964 PDF: 3126155 - Silver Iodide Cloud Seeding Generator (MAIN COMMERCIAL INGREDIANT)

        1964 PDF: 3127107 - Generation of Ice-Nucleating Crystals

        1964 PDF: 3131131 - Electrostatic mixing in microbial conversions

        1965 PDF: 3174150 - Self-focusing antenna system (HAARP)

        1966 PDF: 3257801 - Pyrotechnic composition comprising solid oxidizer, boron and aluminum additive and binder

        1966 PDF: 3234357 - Electrically Heated Smoke Producing Device

        1966 PDF: 3274035 - Metallic Composition For Production of Hydroscopic Smoke

        1967 PDF: 3300721 - Means For Communication Through a Layer of Ionized Gases (HAARP)

        1967 PDF: 3313487 - Cloud Seeding Apparatus

        1967 PDF: 3338476 - Heating Device For Use With Aerosol Containers

        1968 PDF: 3410489 - Automatically Adjustable Airfoil Spray System With Pump

        1969 PDF: 3429507 - Rainmaker

        1969 PDF: 3430533 - Aircraft Dispensor Pod Having Self-Sealing Ejection Tubes

        1969 PDF: 3432208 - Fluidized Particle Dispenser (US AIR FORCE)

        1969 PDF: 3437502 - Titanium Dioxide Pigment Coated with Silica and Aluminum (DUPONT)

        1969 PDF: 3441214 - Method and Apparatus for Seeding Clouds

        1969 PDF: 3445844 - Trapped Electromagnetic Radiation Communications System (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1969 PDF: 3456880 - Method Of Producing Precipitation From The Atmosphere

        1970 PDF: 3517512 - Apparatus for Suppressing Contrails

        1970 PDF: 3518670 - Artificial Ion Cloud

        1970 PDF: 3531310 - Production of Improved Metal Oxide Pigment

        1970 PDF: 3534906 - Control of Atmospheric Particles (DOW CHEMICAL CO)

        1970 PDF: 3545677 - Method of Cloud Seeding

        1971 PDF: 3564253 - System And Method For Irradiation Of Planet Surface Areas (SPACE SOLAR MIRRORS)

        1971 PDF: 3587966 - Freezing Nucleation

        1971 PDF: 3601312 - Methods of Increasing The Likelihood oF Precipatation By The Artificial Introduction Of Sea Water Vapor Into The Atmosphere Winward Of An Air Lift Region

        1971 PDF: 3608810 - Methods of Treating Atmospheric Conditions

        1971 PDF: 3608820 - Treatment of Atmospheric Conditions by Intermittent Dispensing of Materials Therein

        1971 PDF: 3613992 - Weather Modification Method

        1971 PDF: 3630950 - Combustible compositions for generating aerosols, particularly suitable for cloud modification and weather control and aerosolization process

        1972 PDF: 3647710 - Method for Dispersing Fog with Phosphate Salt Compositions

        1972 PDF: 3653383 - Algin Sponge and Process Therefor

        1972 PDF: 3659785 - Weather Modification Utilizing Microencapsulated Material (GROSS)

        1972 PDF: 3666176 - Solar Temperature Inversion Device

        1972 PDF: 3677840 - Pyrotechnics Comprising Oxide of Silver For Weather Modification Use

        1972 PDF: 3690552 - Fog Dispersal

        1973 PDF: 3722183 - Device For Clearing Impurities From The Atmosphere

        1973 PDF: 3769107 - Pyrotechnic Composition For Generating Lead Based Smoke (ARE YOU SERIOUS?)

        1974 PDF: 3784099 - Air Pollution Control Method

        1974 PDF: 3785557 - Cloud Seeding System

        1974 PDF: 3795626 - Weather Modification Process

        1974 PDF: 3808595 - Chaff Dispensing System

        1974 PDF: 3813875 - Rocket Having Barium Release System to Create Ion Clouds In The Upper Atmopsphere (NASA)

        1974 PDF: 3835059 - Methods of Generating Ice Nuclei Smoke Particles For Weather Modification And Apparatus Therefore

        1974 PDF: 3835293 - Electrical Heating Aparatus For Generating Super Heated Vapors

        1975 PDF: 3877642 - Freezing Nucleant

        1975 PDF: 3882393 - Communications System Utilizing Modulation of The Characteristic Polarization of The Ionosphere (HAARP - US NAVY)

        1975 PDF: 3896993 - Process For Local Modification of Fog And Clouds For Triggering Their Precipitation And For Hindering The Development of Hail Producing Clouds

        1975 PDF: 3899144 - Powder contrail generation

        1975 PDF: 3902934 - Gas generating compositions

        1976 PDF: 3940059 - Method of fog dispersion

        1976 PDF: 3940060 - Vortex Ring Generator

        1976 PDF: 3990987 - Smoke Generator

        1976 PDF: 3992628 - Countermeasure system for laser radiation

        1976 PDF: 3994437 - Broadcast dissemination of trace quantities of biologically active chemicals

        1977 PDF: RE29142 - Combustible compositions for generating aerosols, particularly suitable for cloud modification and weather control and aerosolization process

        1977 PDF: 4035726 - Method of controlling and/or improving high-latitude and other communications or radio wave surveillance systems by partial control of radio wave et al (HAARP - CORNELL UNIV.)

        1977 PDF: 4042196 - Method and apparatus for triggering a substantial change in earth characteristics and measuring earth changes

        1978 PDF: 4096005 - Pyrotechnic cloud seeding composition

        1978 PDF: 4111911 - Method of hardening liquid resols

        1978 PDF: 4129252 - Method and apparatus for production of seeding materials

        1979 PDF: 4141274 - Weather modification automatic cartridge dispenser

        1979 PDF: 4167008 - Fluid bed chaff dispenser

        1981 PDF: 4269637 - High-performance MHD solid gas generator

        1982 PDF: 4347284 - White cover sheet material capable of reflecting ultraviolet rays

        1982 PDF: 4362271 - Procedure for the artificial modification of atmospheric precipitation as well as compounds with a dimethyl sulfoxide base for use in carrying out said procedure

        1983 PDF: 4402480 - Atmosphere modification satellite (SPACE)

        1983 PDF: 4412654 - Laminar microjet atomizer and method of aerial spraying of liquids

        1983 PDF: 4415265 - Method and apparatus for aerosol particle absorption spectroscopy

        1983 PDF: 4373391 - Relative humidity sensitive material

        1984 PDF: 4470544 - Method of and Means for weather modification

        1984 PDF: 4475927 - Bipolar Fog Abatement System

        1986 PDF: 4600147 - Liquid propane generator for cloud seeding apparatus

        1987 PDF: 4633714 - Aerosol particle charge and size analyzer

        1987 PDF: 4643355 - Method and apparatus for modification of climatic conditions

        1987 PDF: 4653690 - Method of producing cumulus clouds

        1987 PDF: 4684063 - Particulates generation and removal

        1987 PDF: 4686605 - Method and apparatus for altering a region in the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and/or magnetosphere (HAARP - RAYTHEN)

        1987 PDF: 4704942 - Charged Aerosol (ANTI-AIRBORNE BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENT)

        1987 PDF: 4712155 - Method and apparatus for creating an artificial electron cyclotron heating region of plasma (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1988 PDF: 4744919 - Method of dispersing particulate aerosol tracer

        1988 PDF: 4766725 - Method of suppressing formation of contrails and solution therefor

        1989 PDF: 4829838 - Method and apparatus for the measurement of the size of particles entrained in a gas

        1989 PDF: 4836086 - Apparatus and method for the mixing and diffusion of warm and cold air for dissolving fog

        1989 PDF: 4873928 - Nuclear-sized explosions without radiation (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1990 PDF: 4948257 - Laser optical measuring device and method for stabilizing fringe pattern spacing

        1990 PDF: 4948050 - Liquid atomizing apparatus for aerial spraying

        1990 PDF: 4959559 - (United States) Electromagnetic or other directed energy pulse launcher

        1991 PDF: 4999637 - Creation of artificial ionization clouds above the earth (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1991 PDF: 5003186 - Stratospheric Welsbach seeding for reduction of global warming

        1991 PDF: 5005355 - Method of suppressing formation of contrails and solution therefor

        1991 PDF: 5038664 - Method for producing a shell of relativistic particles at an altitude above the earths surface (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1991 PDF: 5041760 - Method and apparatus for generating and utilizing a compound plasma configuration

        1991 PDF: 5041834 - Artificial ionospheric mirror composed of a plasma layer which can be tilted (HAARP - RAYTHEON)

        1991 PDF: 5056357 - Acoustic method for measuring properties of a mobile medium

        1991 PDF: 5059909 - Determination of particle size and electrical charge

        1992 PDF: 5104069 - Apparatus and method for ejecting matter from an aircraft

        1992 PDF: 5110502 - Method of suppressing formation of contrails and solution therefor

        1992 PDF: 5148173 - Millimeter wave screening cloud and method

        1992 PDF: 5156802 - Inspection of fuel particles with acoustics

        1992 PDF: 5174498 - Cloud seeding

        1993 PDF: 5245290 - Device for determining the size and charge of colloidal particles by measuring electroacoustic effect

        1994 PDF: 5286979 - Process for absorbing ultraviolet radiation using dispersed melanin (WOW!)

        1994 PDF: 5296910 - Method and apparatus for particle analysis

        1994 PDF: 5327222 - Displacement information detecting apparatus

        1994 PDF: 5357865 - Method of cloud seeding

        1994 PDF: 5360162 - Method and composition for precipitation of atmospheric water

        In a (NON-MILITARY) cloud top seeding mission, an aircraft releases Silver Iodide flares (1), supercooled liquid water is converted into ice particles (2), releasing latent heat, increasing buoyancy, and invigorating cloud updrafts (3).

        1995 PDF: 5383024 - Optical wet steam monitor

        1995 PDF: 5425413 - Method to hinder the formation and to break-up overhead atmospheric inversions, enhance ground level air circulation and improve urban air quality

        1995 PDF: 5434667 - Characterization of particles by modulated dynamic light scattering

        1995 PDF: 5441200 - Tropical cyclone disruption (HURRICANES!)

        1996 PDF: 5486900 - Measuring device for amount of charge of toner and image forming apparatus having the measuring device

        1996 PDF: 5556029 - Method of hydrometeor dissipation (clouds)

        1997 PDF: 5628455 - Method and apparatus for modification of supercooled fog

        1997 PDF: 5631414 - Method and device for remote diagnostics of ocean-atmosphere system state

        1997 PDF: 5639441 - Methods for fine particle formation

        1998 PDF: 5762298 - Use of artificial satellites in earth orbits adaptively to modify the effect that solar radiation would otherwise have on earth's weather (SPACE)

        1999 PDF: 5912396 - System and method for remediation of selected atmospheric conditions (Solar Powered Blimp to Ionize Clouds)

        1999 PDF: 5922976 - Method of measuring aerosol particles using automated mobility-classified aerosol detector

        1999 PDF: 5949001 - Method for aerodynamic particle size analysis

        1999 PDF: 5984239 - Weather modification by artificial satellites (SPACE)

        2000 PDF: 6025402 - Chemical composition for effectuating a reduction of visibility obscuration, and a detoxifixation of fumes and chemical fogs in spaces of fire origin

        2000 PDF: 6030506 - Preparation of independently generated highly reactive chemical species

        2000 PDF: 6034073 - Solvent detergent emulsions having antiviral activity

        2000 PDF: 6045089 - Solar-powered airplane

        2000 PDF: 6056203 - Method and apparatus for modifying supercooled clouds

        2000 PDF: 6110590 - Synthetically spun silk nanofibers and a process for making the same

        2001 PDF: 6263744 - Automated mobility-classified-aerosol detector

        2001 PDF: 6281972 - Method and apparatus for measuring particle-size distribution

        2001 PDF: 6315213 - Method of Modifying the Weather

        2002 PDF: 6382526 - Process and apparatus for the production of nanofibers

        2002 PDF: 6408704 - Aerodynamic particle size analysis method and apparatus

        2002 PDF: 6412416 - Propellant-based aerosol generation devices and method (US ARMY)

        2003 PDF: 6520425 - Process and apparatus for the production of nanofibers

        2003 PDF: 6539812 - System for measuring the flow-rate of a gas by means of ultrasound

        2003 PDF: 6553849 - Electrodynamic particle size analyzer

        2003 PDF: 6569393 - Method and device for cleaning the atmosphere

        2011 PDF: 7965488 - Methods of removing aerosols from the atmosphere (Ionizing Antennas)

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        by War on Error on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 06:15:43 AM PST

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  •  california will never have cyclones (0+ / 0-)

    at least not until the cold current of the pacific ocean breaks down, in which case we've got bigger problems. water's too cold to sustain it.

    we do get periodic brutally big alaskan storms, though (every new year's it seems we get walloped by a big one, and last march was epic in norcal). LA in particular has a long climate record of catastrophically powerful storms and subsequent waterspouts, tornadoes, and flooding, in a hydraulic system that has been turned into inflexible concrete channels that can't absorb stormwater runoff past a given point.

    the thing that keeps us up at night in norcal is a heavy winter-spring snowpack followed by a couple very warm pineapple expresses that melts the snow and busts levees. we got one of those in '96-'97, but sac dodged the bullet.

    •  Did you read the first sentence? (0+ / 0-)

      I used the word as a literary device.

      Then explained it in my post.

      They were talking about stalled rainstorms that never move on.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 07:50:32 AM PST

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