posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Tecumte
reply to post by Volund
Yes. thanks that was helpful sounds like you may know a thing or two about radars. I had heard that sometimes they pick up 'chaff' that is scattered
in the skies from military planes. So too, I had obviously wondered if any other metal embedded charged particles from atmospheric engineering that
descend to lower altitudes with storms and/or were concentrated together and/or with high moisture content could cause some of the echoes we have seen
on so many radars lately. Barium, aluminum, titanium, etc. are often mentioned as culprits wonder how metal contaminated clouds would affect a radar?
Can you expand on your previous ideas?
Yes, military planes drop metal particles to confuse enemy radar. The military in the US started phasing out Pulse Aquisition Radar tech about 20
years ago though it may still be in use (especially in NATO countries who only get older technology from us, believe me I have seen it and was
greatful I didn't have to fix their old tube based systems). I used to fix Pulse Aquisition, Continuous Wave, High Power Illuminating and other
Radars including classified ones. A plane doing that to a High Power Illumination radar would not work since they have a video backup locking target
system (I am not violating confidentiality here that I am aware of).
A short answer to your question is that the weather radars have a programming filter that removes all the information except things larger than a
droplet of water, at least it tries to remove these things. Without the filter you would see ground clutter, urban buildings (the most commonly seen
radar error), tall trees, big ocean waves and gusts of wind (hot vs cold, or even wind turbines). It will see man made cloud farming that causes rain
once the precipitation develops. Now keeping that in mind other types of radar that can be calibrated accordingly will pick up metals in the
atmosphere like you suggest, with the proper filtering program, or even lowest settings on the filter, it would be possible to pick up these metals as
they would be reflected back at the radar.
As far as civilian application here is a good book: M K Yau and R.R. Rogers, Short Course in Cloud Physics, Third Edition, published by
Butterworth-Heinemann, January 1, 1989, 304 pages. EAN 9780750632157 ISBN 0-7506-3215-1
Below is a picture (left) of a High Power Illuminating Radar, and a (right) Continuous Wave Aquisition Radar:
Side note: That High Power Radar can and will kill birds and animals, I know because I have done it (birds at least). It can also fry people if aimed
at them which is why it is always aimed up. The signal degrades over distance so when locking on a plane, for example, it would not effect the
passengers, at least that is what they told us. That is another thread.
I hope that was helpful.