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Originally posted by Anti-Evil
well, I for one think that 200 mile long chaff cloud is a bit big for a aircraft Chaffe ejectors.. maybe a blip.. but I would say the area covered is greater than 75 square miles. what do you think.. thats a lot of chaffe.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by 11118
Nobody is secretive about it. Just ask, they'll tell you about it.
Where to you propose the US train its pilots? Afghanistan?
[edit on 4/9/2010 by Phage]
Originally posted by Tholidor
reply to post by Phage
No, chaff is certainly not "chemtrails". On the other hand as a former Radar Controller at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, I can assure you that chaff does not appear in tendrils hundreds of miles long either. The sheer volumn of chaff required to cover an area as large as was depicted on the NEXRAD image would preclude the chaff explanation.
The height of the release was ~18000 ft above radar level (ARL) with maximum reflectivity of 40.5 dBZ. An hour later at 2020 UTC, the chaff had stretched into narrow bands (Fig. 2). The leading edge of the chaff had progressed ~90 n mi at a height of 15200 ft ARL. The speed of 90 kt was much faster than winds at that height (~30 kt from 290 deg) indicating that a slow moving aircraft was dropping the chaff along a southeastward trajectory. In fact, it appears that several aircraft were involved owing to the presence of several parallel chaff echoes. Much of the chaff in the band closest to the radar can be seen on the 1.4 deg tilt. The maximum reflectivity was 40 dBZ on the lowest tilt. A vertical cross section through the chaff illustrates the vertical extent of the chaff "curtains" (Fig. 3).
Originally posted by psychoacoustic1
To all the posters who say "hey its just chaff, big deal...", do you know how much chaff it takes to create a radar signature that big? Hint: its more chaff than you could put on a fleet of C-130's. A humongous amount!
Obviously, since the weatherman wasn't expecting precipitation in the area, maybe the USAF is involved. But why so much? What are they hiding?
Or is it cloud seeding?