posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 04:12 PM
So, the military has been dealing with weather modification and environment control for a long time. These early tests could have been precursors to
a variety of other programs.
The habit is to compartmentalize, so I would assume the project was shut down and then re-opened somewhere else with more specific goals in mind.
he tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a
series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.
The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were
exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.
The plans came to light during research by a New Zealand author and film-maker, Ray Waru, who examined military files buried in the national archives.
"Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people," said Mr Waru.
It's scary to think what the potential is today considering advancements in technology. New forms of explosives, higher grade for less volume could
make this entirely feasible today with ease IMO.
Although that's just guess work I know virtually nothing about explosives in general. I figure that the 2 million kilograms of requried munitions
could be easily downsized with our current technology.