I think there are a few contenders for that honor. I guess it depends on your ranking method.
Tornadoes are the most violent force on this planet.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by AlienView
The only problem is, microwaves don't heat air. Go turn on your microwave oven with nothing in it for a while. Does the air in it get hot? Warm even?
The satellites would collect solar energy, transform it into microwaves, and send a beam down to Earth. The beams would be focused on cold downdrafts, heating them like last night's leftovers.
Aren't tornadoes associated with thunderstorms. Aren't thunderstorms associated with heavy cloud cover?
Other ideas that might be considered might include solar mirrors reflecting and concentrating the suns energy to disrupt the tornado formation and to stop it if it has already formed.
edit on 6/5/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
But the principles of thermodynamics don't even begin to adequately describe tornadoes. The air flowing into a tornado follows the path of greatest resistance, and that ain't exactly one of the standard principles of thermodynamics. So dismissing tornado prevention because the thermodynamic forces are too large, and on too large of a scale, is based on a false assumption. I've been working on a broad-stroke theory that suggests that tornadoes are produced by a combination of thermodynamic and electromagnetic forces. If this is correct, then it opens up new possibilities. The thermodynamic piece is, and always will be, out-of-reach. But the electromagnetic component is accessible. We can induce lightning strikes to neutralize the electric charges within the storm. If the theory in question is correct, this would reduce the strength of the tornado, perhaps below the threshold necessary for its sustenance. If you want more detail, there is an online book that I am still (and perhaps forever) working on, to be found here:
True. More from Chandler:
Apparently there are those who will not let the impossible stand in the way.
For example, we are told that in a black hole, the force of gravity becomes so great that it overpowers all other forces, and the laws of physics just break down. Matter and energy are crushed into a singularity. This, of course, begs the question of why there would be anything at all left in the Universe, after billions of years of these things gobbling up everything in sight. So we are told that matter falling into a black hole probably shoots through a wormhole, reappearing somewhere else, like in a supernova or something.
Here is the page:
COSMIC IGNITION WEATHER MODIFICATION TOOLS The plasma formed in the atmosphere using the cosmic particle ignition methods can be used for weather research and weather modification in a number of ways. The plasma can act as a heater. It can be designed to have energy deposited in the air. This energy can be used to heat water droplets in the case of tornado modification or to generate acoustic and gravitational waves by heating the atmosphere and modulating the heating rate by modulating the power of the heating beam. The heating can be applied to specific portions of a hurricane and potentially modify its strength or direction.
(Reuters) - Three storm chasers were among 13 people killed by tornadoes that rampaged through central Oklahoma on Friday, underscoring the high risk of tracking tornadoes and forcing the media to rethink how they cover deadly twisters. Tim Samaras, 55, a leading storm chaser and founder of the tornado research company Twistex, was killed in the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno along with his son, Paul Samaras, 24, and Carl Young, 45, a Twistex meteorologist, according to a statement from Tim Samaras' brother, Jim Samaras.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
Or just avoid tornado alley. I mean are tornados really that common outside of the US? In the US they aren't that common ouside of tornado alley (though sometimes the storms continue east and tornados will form in I'L, OH, TN, KY, and a few other states in the path of storms coming from the midwest.
I know Canada gets them from time to time. I'm just curious about other parts of the world. I don't think there's any place where they get these EF4 and EF5 mega twisters like Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Missouri.