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  1. The scenario can’t make any progress as the MJO is in a negative phase for the 160-170 West longitude area so the ITCZ in this zone is very quiet. No moisture is being drawn north. That patch of low level water vapor off the Central California coast isn’t receiving any nourishment and the low circulation can’t shoulder its’ way east as the high continues to block the flow. The dry air of the high is more massive than the thin clouds and water vapor. The dry air of the blocking high desiccates the light cloud cover at the coastal edge. If some heavy weight clouds, like CN, were in the mix
  2. President Biden's infrastructure plan doesn't have any ideas about the need for water infrastructure for the western states. Research grants for ideas like Sawyseekers would be something to add to the legislation. Another idea is a national network of aqueducts to connect wet and dry areas. Consider an aqueduct right down the middle of interstate I10 from Northwest Florida to Phoenix Arizona. The federal government already has the property rights of way. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana would like to sell their excess water to Arizona. West Texas, and New Mexico would like to buy some
  3. Using the low level IR water vapor images as reference, that low pressure trough has survived and now has pushed down as far as just north of the Hawaiian Islands. Kinda looks like the branch tributary jet shown in the NOAA diagrams. The progress might be similar to the "3-5 days" sketch in the NOAA scenario. Trouble is there is no big plume of low level moisture near the W 170 degree region. Some small amount of low level moisture is seen in Southern California- just enough to keep lenticular clouds downwind of the Mt. Whitney, Russell, Williams area. Maybe the larger moisture plume near W 15
  4. The SCOTUS has handed Georgia a win in the ongoing battle for Chattahoochee/Appalachia river water. The court couldn't find how Florida was damaged; how much is too much water usage? The real problem is not insufficient water flow down to the oyster estuary of Appalachia Bay; the problem is polluted water. In addition from the huge urban runoff from Atlanta, the farmers in the Georgia cotton and peanut along the rivers banks continue to use Roundup and other posions for weed control. These weed killers are biodegradable by UV light and soil microbes, but once the posions get into the water col
  5. Jumping ahead of several more applications (hail suppression and tornado tempering), I think aquariusradar could be used in combating the western states drought. Several days ago, an upper level low developed off the west coast. The low is maintaining and perhaps deepening as it moves northeast. Some CN lightening is observed on the north side of the circulation. In the same time period, a large patch of moisture is streaming away from the ITCZ and is now southeast of the Hawaiian Islands. Looks like maybe some of that moisture could eventually be pulled into the circulation. Is this a develop
  6. The sketches used in the previous post are also used to illustrate the urban stormwater abatement case. In recent days Nashville, Tn. was pummeled again by training CN thunderstorms that flooded the city. Aquariusradar, with a narrow pencil beam antenna pattern, radiates microwave energy directly on the base of the CN cloud headed for the city center. That thunderstorm is tempered such that it produces less rainfall on the rooftops and concrete of the city center that cannot absorb any water. The flood waters of the city center rush out and aggravate the flooding on the city suburbs. Other CN
  7. The best way to blunt the forces of drought is water storage. Here are some ways aquariusradar can be used to store water while helping a poor weather condition. Snowpack enhancement is available all along the West coast of Washington, Oregon, and California. The intense rainfall of Infrequent atmospheric rivers (Pineapple Express) can flood the coastal areas of the western coast. Mountain snow is often the blessing of the atmospheric rivers as it encounters high peaks. Aquariusradar targets CN cells as they approach and cross over the coastline and diminish the rainfall of the CN
  8. In the 1960s, Dr. Edward Lorenz, pioneer weather researcher, discovered the important math that later helped develop and defined the physics of chaos theory; later responsible for the ideas about fractals and popularly called the butterfly effect. Most of this is really beyond my scope and grasp of mathematics. But the important point about why weather is impacted by Lorenz's discovery is how much weather is controlled by dynamics and that the biggest dynamic rain making cloud is the cumulonimbus (CN ) thunderstorm. Dr. Lorenz discovered that in natural fast developing systems like CN cl
  9. Before moving on to talk about my moderation method, a few words about how I chose the the term aquariusradar. Aquarius is the deity of the ancients frequently called the water bearer and the so named constellation is often depicted as a figure carrying a water urn from which water pours. Sometimes good sometimes bad, depending on the ancient civilization, I prefer to think of it as in Ancient Egypt: In Egyptian Mythology, people who populated dry lands thought of Aquarius as a charitable deity who made rainfall when they needed it for farming. Hey, maybe a little over the top, but I had to c
  10. Weather modification means somehow, on a local or regional basis, to dramatically change the character of weather. It's not raining- changed to-it's now raining. Weather moderation means modestly changing the existing weather for a better, more beneficial condition. Its raining too much in a flood prone area- changed to- some of the excess rain is translocated to a drier area. Many Western states now attempt weather modification with cloud seeding using silver iodide crystals or salt and smoke particles. The effectiveness is still under study. California, for example, uses cloud seeding i
  11. The melting Greenland ice cap is caused by warming air over the arctic. The weight of the thick 10,000 ft ice pushes down on the interior of Greenland such that the mantle rock is depressed below sea level. Long term, as the ice melts sea level will increase as a result of the added water to the oceans, the mantle will rebound to some level above sea level adding to sea level rise. If a volcano is erupting in the interior, the melted ice water would be trapped in the interior depression created by the massive weight of ice. Any volcanic eruption on the coast or interior would create enormous
  12. I posted the following on Swayseeker "heat air at ground and air will rise " thread; I think I should have posted my reply here...... I think Swayseeker has a plausible idea. The good example might be the Salton Sea and the peak of the Oronocino? Mountain just east of the sea. Swayseekers tunnel might be a plastic covered greenhouse funnel/tunnel/chimney that runs(10 miles ?) from the Sea surface to the peak (3500 ft?). With local heating of the sea, moisture laden air begins to rise and move through the chimney delta that may cover several acres immediately above the surface of the se
  13. I think Swayseeker has a plausible idea. The good example might be the Salton Sea and the peak of the Oronocino? Mountain just east of the sea. Swayseekers tunnel might be a plastic covered greenhouse funnel/tunnel/chimney that runs(10 miles ?) from the Sea surface to the peak (3500 ft?). With local heating of the sea, moisture laden air begins to rise and move through the chimney delta that may cover several acres immediately above the surface of the sea and into the chimney stack at say 10:am and continues until near 5:pm on a summers day. The plastic framed stack winds along the ground up
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