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Originally posted by badw0lf
Parents, use prophylactics please..
I should redact this post, but no. You need to realise just how god damned pathetic it is to bloody call every disaster, attack, psychopath a friggen man made, false flag, psyop tactic.
Ugh, this just pisses me off...
Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Program
RAL has been involved in a cloud seeding research program in southeast Queensland, Australia for the past two years. During this time, two seasons of field measurements have been collected, utilizing dual–polarization and dual–Doppler radar and in situ microphysical (aircraft–borne) observational platforms. A randomized hygroscopic cloud seeding experiment was also conducted. In 2009, the second season's field effort took place during the southeast Queensland wet season. Initial data analyses were completed and submitted to the program sponsor in the form of an interim and final report. The results indicated that clouds seeded with hygroscopic flares typically were longer in duration, having a lower hazard rate (chance of dying in a given time step; Fig. 1), although the sample size of the randomized experiment is still too small to make robust claims. Furthermore, a general tendency for initial drop size distributions in seeded clouds to have larger mean diameters and higher large (>20 μm) drop concentrations compared to non–seeded clouds was also observed. These observations suggest that the first step in the hygroscopic seeding conceptual model is occurring in seeded clouds. Other analyses characterized the regional rainfall and synoptic climatology, as well as the natural aerosol conditions and precipitation microphysics in the region. Such results indicated that the so–called northwest regime (yellow in Fig. 2) produced a large portion of the annual rainfall despite being the least frequent, and regimes like the east (red in Fig. 2) and west (blue in Fig. 2) are more common in the wet season (Oct–Mar) and likewise produce large portions of rainfall in those months. These synoptic regimes (and months) are the most ideal for cloud seeding in the region. Other regimes, like the southeast regime (black) which is observed year–round or the southwest (purple) and southeast 'dry' (cyan) regimes (primarily dry season regimes), produced very little rainfall and were most likely responsible for the clear, dry days where seeding would not be possible due to the lack of suitable clouds.
The next steps for the Queensland project are to publish the analysis results that have been produced from the two seasons of data collection, and to continue to develop innovative methods for utilizing the dual–polarization and dual–Doppler radar data for cloud seeding research and also incorporate numerical modeling efforts into the analysis.