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A tornado in central Oklahoma. Weather control researchers aspire to eliminate or control dangerous types of weather such as this.
A tornado in central Oklahoma. Weather control researchers aspire to eliminate or control dangerous types of weather such as this.

Weather control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 59 KB) One of several tornadoes observed by the VORTEX-99 team on May 3, 1999, in central Oklahoma. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 59 KB) One of several tornadoes observed by the VORTEX-99 team on May 3, 1999, in central Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...

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History of weather control

Some American Indians had rituals which they believed could induce rain. The Finnish people, on the other hand, were believed by others to be able to control weather. As a result, Vikings refused to take Finns on their oceangoing raids. Remnants of this superstition lasted into the twentieth century, with some ship crews being reluctant to accept Finnish sailors. A Hupa man. ... The terms Finns and Finnish people are usually used in English to mean a native or inhabitant of Finland, but they are also used to refer to the ethnic group historically associated with Finland or Fennoscandia, and they are only used in that sense here. ... The term Viking commonly denotes the ship-borne explorers, traders, and warriors of the Norsemen (literally, men from the north) who originated in Scandinavia and raided the coasts of the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe as far east as the Volga River in Russia from the late...


U.S. Senate Bill 517 [1] and U.S. House Bill 2995 [2] were two proposed 2005 bills that would have allowed experimental weather modification by artificial methods and implemented a national weather modification policy. Neither ever became law.


The early modern era saw people observe that during battles the firing of cannons and other firearms often initiated precipitation. Perhaps the first example of practical weather control is the lightning rod. A small cannon on a carriage, Bucharest. ... An example of a standard, pointed-tip air terminal A lightning rod (or lightning protector) is a metal strip or rod, usually of copper or similar conductive material, used as part of lightning safety to protect tall or isolated structures (such as the roof of a building or the mast...


Project Stormfury was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by flying aircraft into storms and seeding the eyewall with silver iodide. The project was run by the United States Government from 1962 to 1983. Project Stormfury was an attempt to weaken hurricanes by using cloud seeding in the eyewall of these storms. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... An Airbus A380, currently the worlds largest passenger airliner An aircraft is any vehicle or craft capable of atmospheric flight. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical bodys atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. ... Cessna 210 with cloud seeding equipment Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei. ... Eye of Category 4 Hurricane Isabel seen from the International Space Station on September 15, 2003 The eye is a region of mostly calm weather found at the center of strong tropical cyclones. ... Silver iodide (AgI) is a chemical compound used in photography, an antiseptic in medicine, rainmaking and cloud seeding. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The government of the United States of America, established by the U.S. Constitution, is... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cloud seeding is used in several different countries, including the United States, the People's Republic of China, and Russia. In the People's Republic of China there is actually a perceived dependency upon it in dry regions, which believe they are actually increasing annual rainfall by firing silver iodide rockets into the sky where rain is desired. Cessna 210 with cloud seeding equipment Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei. ...


In the United States, dry ice or silver iodide may be injected into a cloud by aircraft, or even from the ground, in an attempt to increase rainfall; there are even companies dedicated to this form of weather modification. Dry ice is a genericized trademark for solid (frozen) carbon dioxide. ...


Cloud seeding is also used in other areas.


Weather Control and History

Weather control, as well as "weather tampering", are expressly forbidden dating from at least December 10, 1976, when the "United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, TIAS 9614 Convention (http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/enmod/text/environ2.htm) on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques" was adopted.


The Convention was: Signed in Geneva May 18, 1977; Entered into force October 5, 1978; Ratification by U.S. President December 13, 1979; U.S. ratification deposited at New York January 17, 1980.


A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes, was introduced on the floor of the United States Senate on March 3, 2005, by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes, was introduced on March 3, 2005, by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ...


Because of a natural weather phenomenon, the Gateway Arch has been claimed to be a secret weather-control device[1]. When storms approach the host city St. Louis, Missouri, they sometimes "split", moving around the downtown area. This is probably because, unlike most cities, St. Louis is relatively tall and narrow, on an unusually flat area, and inside a Y between two very large rivers, therefore the wind of the storm accelerates over and around the obstruction of the city, taking some portion of the clouds and rain with it. The premise of the "artificial" splitting of the storm is that a large negative electromagnetic charge is built up in the city, using the Arch as a transmitter. If this were possible, its negative charge might actually repel that of a thunderstorm, though there is no evidence that this is actually the case. The Old Courthouse sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, with the arch to the east, near the rivers edge. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Wilhelm Reich performed cloudbusting experiments in the 1950s to 1960s, the results of which are controversial. Dr. Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897–November 3, 1957) was an Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and a member of Sigmund Freuds inner circle. ... Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897–November 3, 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst trained by Sigmund Freud. ...


Current operations

HIPAS has several diverse experimental facilities: a 1-megawatt rf transmitter to produce ELF/VLF (Extremely Low Frequency and Very Low Frequency) electromagnetic (EM) generation by the absorption of radio frequency (rf) power in the arctic ionosphere including ion cyclotron excitation; a 100 kW rf plasma torch used in research on the destruction of hazardous waste; a 2.7 m liquid mirror telescope used with one of several lasers for ionospheric stimulation and measurement; an Incoherent Scatter Radar (a new project using 88 ft. diameter antenna at NOAA Gilmore Creek site 34 km SW of HIPAS as the receiving antenna with the transmitter at HIPAS). HIPAS is in the process of adding a very high power (terawatt) laser (recently obtained from LLNL) to perform laser breakdown experiments in the ionosphere. Two Diesel electric generators (1500 HP 4160 V, 3-phase, 1.2 MVA each) are used to power the experiments. There are a number of computers (PC's ) on site, and a high-speed data line to UAF is available. The HIPAS (HIgh Power Auroral Stimulation) facility is an ionospheric heater, which can radiate 70 MW ERP at either 2. ... Extremely low frequency (ELF) is the band of radio frequencies from 3 to 30 Hz. ... Very low frequency or VLF refers to radio frequencies (RF) in the range of 3 to 30 kHz. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Radio waves. ... Relationship of the atmosphere and ionosphere The ionosphere is the part of the atmosphere that is ionized by solar radiation. ... A pair of Dee electrodes with loops of coolant pipes on their surface at the Lawrence Hall of Science. ... Plasma cutting is a process used to cut steel and other metals and any electrically conductive material, using a plasma torch, which uses a powerful electric arc to create plasma out of a blast of ordinary dried air to vaporize or literally plasmatize the medium which is being cut. ... Hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment and generally exhibits one or more of these characteristics: ignitability corrosivity reactivity toxicity Generally, toxicity is quantified through the use of the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure or TCLP test, as required by EPA. Hazardous... Liquid mirrors are mirrors made with reflective liquids. ... A telescope (from the Greek tele = far and skopein = to look or see; teleskopos = far-seeing) is an instrument designed for the observation of remote objects. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... Incoherent scatter refers to a ground-based technique for studying the earths ionosphere. ... This long range Radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll[1]. Radar is a system that uses radio waves to determine and map the location, direction, and/or speed... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The HIPAS (HIgh Power Auroral Stimulation) facility is an ionospheric heater, which can radiate 70 MW ERP at either 2. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area. ... A small transportable diesel-generator A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electrical generator to generate electric energy. ... Apparent power is used to describe the power load as seen by the generating source; it is measured in VA volt-amperes (not watts). ... The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the second largest campus of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as UAF. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as participating in the sun-grant program through Oregon State University. ...


Historical aspirations

In the 1950's, computer scientist John von Neumann, an early theorizer on weather control, surmised that if Earth were to enter another Ice Age, a preventative solution would be to dump dirt (or spray soot from cropdusting planes) on the surface of the planet's glaciers. He noted that this would significantly change their reflectivity (albedo), and thus increase the solar energy retained by the planet. Such a strategy would require repeated applications, as storms would cover some portion of the soot with new snow until their frequency and range abated. The theoretical efficacy of von Neumann's proposal remains to be examined. John von Neumann (Hungarian Margittai Neumann János Lajos) (born December 28, 1903 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary; died February 8, 1957 in Washington D.C., United States) was a Hungarian-born mathematician and polymath who made contributions to quantum physics, functional analysis, set theory, topology, economics, computer science, numerical analysis... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Albedo is the ratio of reflected to incident electromagnetic radiation power. ...


Modern aspirations

  • There are two factors which make weather control extremely difficult if not unattainable. The first is the immense quantity of energy contained in the atmosphere. The second is its turbulence.
  • Cloud seeding has a mixed history of successes and failures. Critics generally contend that claimed successes occur in conditions which were going to rain anyway.
  • Climatologist Ross Hoffman has done promising work on hurricane control[3]
  • Futurist John Smart has discussed the potential for weather control via space-based solar power networks. One proposal involves the gentle heating via microwave of portions of large hurricanes. Such chaotic systems may be susceptible to "side steering" with a few degrees of increased temperature/pressure at critical points. A sufficient network might keep the largest and most potentially damaging hurricanes from landfall, at the request of host nations. Blizzards, monsoons, and other extreme weather are also potential candidates for space-based amelioration.
  • Global weather control infrastructure would need to address many risks before it could advance beyond the theoretical. There is the obvious risk of injecting too much energy and/or artificial structure into the global climate system. There is the risk of nondemocratic, unilateral control of such systems, and of their security failure and militarization.
  • Conspiracy theorists have suggested that certain governments continue to seek to use weather control as a weapon (eg via HAARP and/or chemtrails). Such allegations have not been proven. Nevertheless, U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen gave credence to the idea at a counterterrorism conference in 1997. [2]

Earths atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earths gravity. ... In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow is a flow regime characterized by chaotic, stochastic property changes. ... John Smart is a developmental systems theorist whose interests include accelerating change, computational autonomy, evolutionary development, and the technological singularity. ... A conspiracy theory is a theory that defies common historical or current understanding of events, under the claim that those events are the result of manipulations by two or more individuals or various secretive powers or conspiracies. ... Project HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a US Air Force, Navy and University of Alaska funded investigation to understand, simulate and control ionospheric processes that might alter the performance of communication and surveillance systems started in 1993 for a proposed twenty year series of experiments. ... Photo taken in Portland of trails with an appearance said to be characteristic of chemtrails Chemtrail is a name used by some to describe certain kinds of trails visible in the sky behind high_altitude aircraft. ...

Ideas to consider for the future

  • Because this technology hypothetically would allow scheduling and directing weather changes, it would affect the ecosystem and the behaviour of residing organisms. Considering that, its introduction would mandate new legislation to avoid any misuse, abuse and mishandling.
  • The extent of ecological repercussions following misuse falls within the operating area of such technology. If the area affected were small, the consequences could possibly be repaired. If the affected area were neither especially large nor especially small, substantial changes to it could be passed down to the rest of the ecosystem. If the affected area were large, the devastating results would likely affect the whole ecosystem, possibly making the planet uninhabitable for a very long time.
  • After such an event, it might be very difficult or impossible to regain the previous state of affairs. Regaining natural balance usually takes time. If help, possibly in the form of even more advanced technology, comes quickly, then regaining a balance similar to the former could be possible.
  • If advanced weather control emerged, the ecosystem as a whole would be affected forever. Some speculate that:
    • The planet might rapidly become uninhabitable to humans, at least temporarily.
    • The ecosystem might move in a random direction. The surviving lifeforms unable to adapt quickly enough would die out; those more nimble in adaptation or evolution might thrive.

An ecosystem, a contraction of ecological and system, refers to the collection of biotic and abiotic components and processes that comprise and govern the behavior of some defined subset of the biosphere. ... Secondary succession: trees are colonizing uncultivated fields and meadows. ...

In fiction

In fiction, weather control technology can be encountered in the realms of science fiction and fantasy. The concept of weather control is often portrayed as a part of terraforming. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in four stages of development. ...


Film and television

Star Trek

  • In the Star Trek universe, most advanced planets and colonies utilise weather control, often referred to as weather modification grids or weather modification nets. A small, but long-established TNG-era (ca 2369) colony was a weather control facility for approximately a hundred years. Most advanced civilizations apparently employ weather control standard equipment.
  • Weather control technology in 2270s required special facilities, modern TNG- and DS9-era technology consists of multiple mid-size devices positioned strategically, networked and controlled from more-or-less arbitrary places.
  • For example, the planet Risa has its climate controlled to be a tropical paradise. Perhaps one of the few modern exceptions of planets apparently without weather control technology is Ferenginar with continuous rain. (It could be the weather control is set for never ending rain, or is expensive to maintain.)

The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Risa is a fictional planet in the Star Trek universe, renowned as a pleasure resort and frequently used by Starfleet members (including Commander Riker and Captain Picard of the Enterprise-D) for shore leave around the time of the 24th century. ... In the Star Trek universe, Ferenginar is the homeworld of the Ferengi and the capital of the Ferengi Alliance. ...

Other films or shows

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Computer games

  • In Master Of Orion, it is possible to build a weather control building to change the planet's environment.
  • In Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, the Allies can build the weather controller device superweapon, and direct thunderstorms to strike a selected location of the map every 10 game minutes.
  • In Phantasy Star II, a weather, irrigation and dam control system known as Climatrol has been constructed by Mother Brain to make the barren planet Motavia habitable for Palman occupation.
  • In the forthcoming game Spore by Will Wright, players will be able to use a spacecraft to modify planetary atmospheres - creating volcanoes to generate carbon dioxide, seeding plant life to create breathable air, or even using a "Genesis device" to make a planet habitable in one go.
  • There is a weather control device in Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge.

Master of Orion (MOO or MoO) is a turn-based science fiction computer strategy game developed by Steve Barcia (Simtex) and published by Microprose in 1993. ... A superweapon is an extremely powerful weapon by the standards of its time and its scale. ... Phantasy Star II ) is a role-playing game released in 1989 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, and later in two different compilations for the Sega Saturn and Game Boy Advance named Phantasy Star Collection. ... The Jet Scooter outside the entrance to Climatrol. ... Spore is a PC game under development by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. ... Spoiler warning: In the fictional Star Trek universe, Project Genesis was a process of rapidly terraforming worlds to make them suitable for settlement and food production. ...

Prose

  • Ben Bova's "The Weathermakers" is the story of a government agency that controls the weather.
  • Sydney Sheldon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark" is the story of a think tank that builds technology powerful enough to create hurricanes, tornados, and tsunamis.
  • In Michael Crichton's "State of Fear," ecoterrorists plan to create a tsunami, calve an iceberg, and induce flash flooding and hurricanes.
  • In Lois Lowry's "The Giver," the government controls the weather and keeps it from snowing, and confine rain to the farmland.
  • In the book series Weather Warden by Rachel Caine, the Wardens are an association of people who control the elements - earth, fire and weather. They manipulate the weather to stop hurricanes and tornados destroying the world. The weather is manipulated throughout all 4 books, based in the United States, and a massive hurricane flattens Florida in the latest book.
  • In Roger Zelazny's The Chronicles of Amber an openly known quality of the Jewel of Judgment is the ability to control the local weather.
  • In Frank Herbert's Dune series, weather control is widespread, and is achieved with specialized satellites in orbit around a planet.

Benjamin William Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American science fiction author and editor. ... John Michael Crichton (born October 23, 1942, pronounced [1]) is an American author, film producer, film director, and television producer. ... State of Fear is a 2004 novel by Michael Crichton published by HarperCollins on December 7, 2004. ... The term eco-terrorism is a neologism which has been used to describe acts of violence (as in violence against property), sabotage and/or property damage which are ostensibly motivated by concern for the natural environment. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... This article is about the novel by Lois Lowry. ... Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons Snow is precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ... Rain is a source of precipitation which forms when separate drops of water fall to the Earths surface from clouds. ... Farmland can have several meanings: See: Farm for a general discussion of farming Farmland, Indiana, a town in the United States Farmland (cooperative), an agricultural cooperative This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Rachel Caine is a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and horror novels. ... Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ... A medieval labyrinth, similar to the description of the Pattern In The Chronicles of Amber, The Pattern is an inscribed labyrinth which gives the multiverse its order. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... For the Frank Herbert novel, see Dune (novel) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian processes. ...

Music

Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897–November 3, 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst trained by Sigmund Freud. ... Catherine Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London), is an English female solo singer and musician. ...

Other fictional weather controllers

FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a fictional character and a superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... Storm (real name Ororo Munroe) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. ... In Marvel comic books, particularly those of the X-Men mythos, a mutant is a human being who is born with genetic modifications that allow for abilities not possessed by regular humans. ... Digimon , short for デジタルモンスター dejitaru monsutā, Digital Monster) is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise, including anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. ... Wizardmon is a fictional character from the Digimon franchise consisting of Japanese manga, anime, collectible trading card games, and more. ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... The Count in public. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Asterix the Gaul This article is about the comic book series. ...

See also

Aerial view of the HAARP site, looking towards Mt. ... A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes, was introduced on March 3, 2005, by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... Modern weather predictions aid in timely evacuations and potentially save lives and property damage Weather map of Europe, 10 December 1887 Weather forecasting is the application of current technology and science to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-517
  2. ^ http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-2995
  3. ^ Hoffman, R, "Controlling Hurricanes," Scientific American, Oct 2004.

External links

  • 109th Congress S. 517: Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005
  • Article Montana restricts spraying to a window of months and requires materials and employee lists
  • US Navy Some work is done by The United States Navy using ELF: Simulations of ELF radiation generated by heating the high-latitude D- region. (This work is supported by the Office of Naval Research and, in part, by a grant of HPC time from the DoD High Performance Computing Center at the Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground)
  • Iceflares.com
  • Brendan Bombaci, "Weather Modification Exposed; media journals and notes for the independent film documentary" "Heaven & Earth," ongoing internet-based production as of 2007.
  • The Gateway Arch as a weather control device
  • Scientific American Magazine (October 2004 Issue) Controlling Hurricanes
  • Weather control video's and info

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Weather control Summary (2995 words)
Weather control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather.
Weather control, as well as "weather tampering", is expressly forbidden dating from at least December 10, 1976, when the "United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, TIAS 9614 Convention (http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/enmod/text/environ2.htm) on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques" was adopted.
Marvel Comics heroes Thor and Storm could control weather; the former because he is the Norse god of thunder, the latter because she is a mutant whose powers specifically center around weather control.
Weather control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1710 words)
Weather control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather.
Weather control, as well as "weather tampering", is expressly forbidden dating from at least December 10, 1976, when the "United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, TIAS 9614 Convention (http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/enmod/text/environ2.htm) on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques" was adopted.
Marvel Comics heroes Thor and Storm could control weather; the former because he is the Norse god of thunder, the latter because she is a mutant whose powers specifically center around weather control.
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