posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 10:52 AM
Theoretically speaking, a large enough nuke would disperse a tornado and the conditions it needs to form. The temperatures from the fireball would
vaporize almost all the available moisture "read clouds" and the outward blast would cause the storm to "break apart."
This would, however, require something in the 5-10 mt (not kt) range.
The largest problem would be the detonation as the tornado would probably destroy the nuke before it actually detonated, assuming you were going for
an in the funnel detonation and not the standard altitude of 1500 feet above ground level.
Getting the bomb to target would also present a challenge as strong gale winds and up/down drafts would interfere with the bombs accuracy. This, of
course, assuming the bomb actually has to hit the tornado to break it apart.
Using sound is interesting, but producing enough energy through sound waves to counteract the energy of a super cell is a large order. A tornado has
all the energy of a hurricane packed into one small (relatively speaking) funnel. That is a lot of energy to disperse by any standards.
As for F6 being "Inconceivable," well I beg to argue. F6 starts at 319 mph. The Moore/OKC tornado of May 3, 1999 hit 318 mph. How inconceivable is 1
more mph? Ultra rare, sure, but not inconceivable.
As a by note, there really is no such thing as a F6 tornado on the Fujita Scale. It stops at F5, but several "hypothetical" continuations have been
made. Some go as high as F12 and even to Mach 1 (speed of sound).