Powerful forces drive earth's weather. It is an equally powerful 'mechanism of engagement' that is required to tame it. This brief contextual overview provides a backdrop to Weather Moderation, a technology being developed to assist mankind in the ongoing struggle with this natural adversary.
The motion of the earth and the effect of radiation from the sun on the atmosphere, largely via convection from earth's surface land and sea masses, are the driving forces responsible for producing weather patterns. Uneven distribution of heat, due to surface topography and ocean currents, drive differences in air pressure and gives rise to a complex daily surge in evaporation, adding water vapour into the atmosphere.
The atmosphere can be described as a binary mix of two gases, dry air and water vapour. The percentage of water vapour in the air varies from about 0.01% at the top of the stratosphere to as much as 4.24% at low altitudes. As the earth’s surface temperature rises and reaches 25 deg C and above and when a moisture source exists, the proportion of water vapour in the air increases and subsequently its buoyancy increases. This gives rise to moisture rich, upward flowing air currents. In summary, heat creates wind and gives rise to water vapour which is transported by this wind. Sometimes wind action will shape "Atmospheric Rivers", which are better described as relatively narrow corridors of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere, typically several thousand kilometres long yet only a few hundred kilometres wide. They are responsible for the majority of the horizontal transports of water vapour outside of the tropics. These corridors, shaped by wind action, are also moved by wind action over long distances.
In the early 1960s, MIT mathematician and meteorologist Edward Lorenz realised that small differences in a dynamic system such as the atmosphere, or a model of the atmosphere - could trigger vast and often unexpected results.
These observations ultimately led him to formulate what became known as “the butterfly effect” - a term that grew out of an academic paper he presented in 1972 entitled: "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"
Modern super-computing with tens of trillions of calculations per second, has advanced numerical-modelling of the atmosphere improving both granularity and temporal resolution of observations and forecasting.
Whilst the mathematical modelling of the atmosphere, indeed the whole of "the science of meteorology" remain passive and cannot effect changes to weather, the technology held by Aquiess, known as Weather Moderation enables a physics mechanism-of-engagement, that can open a gateway for programmed change.
Lorenz had also stated that “if the flap of a butterfly’s wings can be instrumental in generating a tornado, it can equally well be instrumental in preventing a tornado.”
The Aquiess’ claim is that they have discovered a way to achieve this and by using advanced meteorological modelling to get into the future event and the “mechanism of entanglement” to open a gateway, they are able to upload changes to weather.
Introducing Weather Moderation - White Paper - link.
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