I want to control the weather
I had this odd idea spark up that I want to control all the weather in the world and I think it can be done. I'd like to thank Tri for sparking this idea.
I'm taking the scientific Mad-Scientist Approach to this in my bid to control everything in this world:
Basically take the Earth Simulator computer, that predicts weather patterns across the entire world, and modify it to add points where we can add heat, or remove small amounts of heat to create wind. For instance, if you heat up a cold valley, then wind will be produced by the difference in temperature. If you take colder areas from nearby, you can push the cold air into a hotter area, and vice versa, by creating pockets.
I am not a weather expert, but if you simulated the effects on the globe over periods of time, you could easily create weather patterns to remove droughts... Read More
Ok, one of the big applications would be for the most recent fires we had... We could have moved the cold front over quicker, or created an on shore flow by heating up the ocean by some space mangnifying glass that heats up specific places of the ocean.
I really think this idea could work.
Cool down Mountain resorts so I can go snowboarding more often. Even sell weather patterns for certain places like skii resorts, farmers, etc.
Remove famine in 3rd world countries by providing a consistant environment to farm in.
Make Southern California an even better place to live in!
If an George Bush gets a hold of this, he'll use it as a weapon of mass destruction... heating up countries he doesnt like, tornados, mass flooding, etc.
What I need to do this:
1. Super Computer... estimating 50-100 tFlops Maybe a SETI like project with people running it on their home computers. (fastest computer now is a 30 TFlop earth simulator)
2. Objects in space to heat up certain parts of the earth OR objects on top of hills (mirrors of some sort) to heat up valleys small amounts, few degrees in key points.
Simulate this for a couple weeks, and see what happens.
A butterfly flaps its wings in New York and it rains in San Francisco.
Posted by Kevin Jordan at November 3, 2003 12:25 PM
-Chaos Theory - I know, I want to control Chaos, but I think it can work
Original Transcript of the Idea on 11/1/2003
Tri (3:48:33 PM): i saw some snow up in the mnts
Kevin (3:48:37 PM): really???
Kevin (3:48:39 PM): hmmm
Kevin (3:48:44 PM): was this in real life...
Kevin (3:48:48 PM): or were you dreaming?
Tri (3:50:02 PM): real
Kevin (3:50:53 PM): very interesting
Tri (3:50:59 PM): i'm serious
Tri (3:51:01 PM): look up
Tri (3:51:10 PM): i think the snow is on mtn baldy
Kevin (3:51:11 PM): all I see is ceiling
Tri (3:51:17 PM): hahah
Kevin (3:51:44 PM): mtn high has 4 new inches
Kevin (3:51:52 PM): not open yet
Tri (3:52:13 PM): wat's the forcast over the next few days
Kevin (3:52:23 PM): http://travel.yahoo.com/p-ski-533787-mountain_high_ski_resort-i
Tri (3:52:25 PM): if mtns high has it, big bear gotta hve it, it's higher no?
Kevin (3:52:44 PM): nope,
Tri (3:52:49 PM): y no
Kevin (3:52:56 PM): usually they don't get snow until mid december
Tri (3:53:25 PM): dang, so mtn has it first?
Tri (3:53:25 PM): ic
Kevin (3:53:31 PM): ha, it's probably nothing
Kevin (3:53:39 PM): 4 inches cant cover ground
Tri (3:54:30 PM): u can manuver around the mud puddle
Kevin (3:54:49 PM): we'd be better off going to a sand dune
Tri (3:54:50 PM): so are all the fires gone?
Kevin (3:55:00 PM): not all, but most I think
Kevin (3:55:08 PM): they sent a lot of the fire fighters home
Tri (3:55:10 PM): it rained pretty hard the yest
Kevin (3:55:21 PM): yep, that helped out a lot
Tri (3:55:27 PM): kevin, i have another way tog et rich
Kevin (3:55:33 PM): CA gets everything when it needs it
Tri (3:55:42 PM): we need to find a chemical that will induce rain w/in the hr
Kevin (3:55:44 PM): does this need to be a secure line?
Kevin (3:55:47 PM): hahaha
Tri (3:55:49 PM): so if something like this hppens u we canput it out
Kevin (3:55:51 PM): they have that....
Tri (3:55:58 PM): so why didn't they use that?
Kevin (3:56:02 PM): they seed the clouds to make it rain
Kevin (3:56:06 PM): there were no clouds
Kevin (3:56:10 PM): no moisture
Tri (3:56:21 PM): see, we cn improve on that
Tri (3:56:29 PM): rain in ANY condition
Tri (3:56:39 PM): imagine, all the possible apps
Kevin (3:56:40 PM): take no moisture in the air, and convert it to rain?
Kevin (3:56:41 PM): hmmmm
Kevin (3:56:44 PM): how?
Tri (3:56:46 PM): like yr round snow in big bear
Tri (3:56:54 PM): rain for farmers
Tri (3:57:00 PM): putting out wild fire
Kevin (3:57:06 PM): take the O from the air and shoot H into it?
Kevin (3:57:14 PM): that's a lot of H
Tri (3:57:19 PM): rain for romantic walk w/ loved ones in long trench coats
Kevin (3:57:28 PM): hahaha,
Tri (3:57:30 PM): u see all the good apps
Tri (3:57:32 PM): we'd be rich
Kevin (3:57:34 PM): always thinking about the ladies
Kevin (3:57:47 PM): true, and give something back to the community
Tri (3:57:52 PM): yes
Tri (3:58:01 PM): money, poons and the community
Kevin (3:58:11 PM): hmm...
Kevin (3:58:13 PM): so,,,
Kevin (3:58:18 PM): how do you propose we do this?
Tri (3:58:40 PM): well, it's all about air pressures
Tri (3:58:50 PM): we create a hugh vaccum
Tri (3:58:58 PM): to a gush of ari will rush in
Tri (3:59:02 PM): bringing clouds
Tri (3:59:04 PM): from somewehre else
Kevin (3:59:43 PM): from where?
Tri (3:59:50 PM): or we can go w/ the chain reaction thing where the extraction of one molecule
Kevin (3:59:53 PM): do you understand how much mass is in a cloud?
Tri (3:59:55 PM): causes 2 more
Tri (3:59:58 PM): and so forth
Kevin (3:59:59 PM): they are tons of pounds
Tri (4:00:00 PM): and so forth
Kevin (4:00:09 PM): it's a LOt of mass
Kevin (4:00:20 PM): you can't just muster that out from nothing
Tri (4:00:23 PM): we will build an enormous fan
Kevin (4:00:37 PM): to blow the rain from mexico?
Kevin (4:00:41 PM): actually...
Tri (4:00:45 PM): any wehre qth has it
Kevin (4:00:49 PM): I think the fan thing would work
Kevin (4:01:01 PM): it would have to be distrubuted
Kevin (4:01:19 PM): lots of small minor redirection of air pockets
Kevin (4:01:34 PM): that could start and stop wind flow on a moments notice
Tri (4:01:58 PM): there u go
Tri (4:02:04 PM): ok, so make it happen
Kevin (4:02:04 PM): certain areas of heat pockets on parts of artificially cooled areas...
Kevin (4:02:20 PM): if you could take the earth computer and calc where you need these devices...
Kevin (4:02:24 PM): it could work
Kevin (4:02:47 PM): have the computer calc everything to keep the temp of LA lower than 90 year round
Kevin (4:02:57 PM): it does 30 TFlops...
Kevin (4:03:17 PM): it should be able to do more than predict weather, but how to change it for the next week
Tri (4:03:26 PM): see, i just triggered a chain reaction in ur brain
Kevin (4:03:41 PM): I need more computing power though...
Kevin (4:03:54 PM): it'll take about 50-100 TFlops to calc that on the fly...
Kevin (4:04:11 PM): you could probably do it with mirrors too...
Kevin (4:04:28 PM): redirecting the suns energy to heat up certain spots more than others...
Kevin (4:04:32 PM): creating pockets..
Kevin (4:04:41 PM): all powered by solar energy
Kevin (4:04:55 PM): thus giving more winds, creating energy and comfort
Kevin (4:05:00 PM): and rain
Kevin (4:05:24 PM): how hard do you think this project could be?
Kevin (4:05:35 PM): am I just ranting, or is it possible?
Tri (4:06:14 PM): it'd be a matter of just having a huge magnifying glass
Tri (4:06:16 PM): in space
Tri (4:06:20 PM): tha'ts do able
Kevin (4:06:24 PM): naw, not even in space...
Kevin (4:06:29 PM): just on certain parts of hills
Tri (4:06:36 PM): not enough
Tri (4:06:46 PM): u have to have effects on an area
Kevin (4:06:53 PM): hmmm...
Tri (4:06:56 PM): in the thousand of sq miles
Kevin (4:07:12 PM): have the magnifying glass heat up the ocean...
Tri (4:07:12 PM): to create a front
Tri (4:07:17 PM): big enough tomove air
Kevin (4:07:20 PM): making an on shore flow...
Kevin (4:07:27 PM): hmmmm
Kevin (4:07:30 PM): genious
Kevin (4:07:54 PM): or heat up the desert more, to make a pocket to bring the cool air in
Tri (4:08:01 PM): are we planning to get rich or writting a movie script herre?
Kevin (4:08:09 PM): I'm not sure
Kevin (4:08:18 PM): save the planet?
Tri (4:08:22 PM): this is madness....MADNESS, I TELL YA
Kevin (4:08:27 PM): hahahaha
Kevin (4:08:42 PM): ot
Kevin (4:08:46 PM): it'd work
Kevin (4:09:23 PM): if we could calc all the weather effects, and watch that with the added heat in certain places, it's be very cool
Kevin (4:09:48 PM): I'd love to get my hands on some time on that computer
Kevin (4:10:01 PM): mmm... 30 TFlops of earth simulating power
Tri (4:10:27 PM): it'd be veruy complex
Kevin (4:10:52 PM): yeah, but doable
Kevin (4:11:04 PM): that's what's the computer is for, to make the complex simple