Posted by Abrams Hap
April 2, 2013
From the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterorological laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website:
Project STORMFURY was an ambitious experimental program of research on hurricane modification carried out between 1962 and 1983. The proposed modification technique involved artificial stimulation of convection outside the eyewall through seeding with silver iodide. The invigorated convection, it was argued, would compete with the original eyewall, lead to reformation of the eyewall at larger radius, and thus, through partial conservation of angular momentum, produce a decrease in the strongest winds.
Since a hurricane’s destructive potential increases rapidly as its strongest winds become stronger, a reduction as small as 10% would have been worthwhile. Modification was attempted in four hurricanes on eight different days. On four of these days, the winds decreased by between 10 and 30%, The lack of response on the other days was interpreted to be the result of faulty execution of the seeding or of poorly selected subjects.
These promising results came into question in the mid-1980s because observations in unmodified hurricanes indicated:
- That cloud seeding had little prospect of success because hurricanes contained too much natural ice and too little supercooled water.
- That the positive results inferred from the seeding experiments in the 1960s stemmed from inability to discriminate between the expected results of human intervention and the natural behavior of hurricanes.
Dr. Ben Livingston, a former Navy Physicist, was a pilot in both Project Stormfury and Operation Popeye. Having personally flown on 265 missions into the eyes of hurricanes, he disagrees that Project Stormfury was not successful.
Livingston states weather control has been a decades long program in which the US government has been deeply involved, both inside and outside of the United States. The first known US weather modification program was called Project Cirrus, which was a five year government project that began in February 1947.
Dr. Livingston presents evidence from the Stanford research Institute, who were brought into Project Stormfury in the late sixties as a third party, which stated conclusively that knowledge of how to stop hurricanes had been uncovered and that they would be directly liable should a hurricane hit and cause extensive damage and loss of life.Livingston now works with scientists and pilots at Weather Modification Inc., in Fargo, N.D.
It is said that merely seeding a storm is not enough in that it lacks the ability to steer or direct the storm. In an article from USA Today it is stated, “But turning a hurricane aside would require scientists somehow to change the rivers of wind that run from near the ocean’s surface to high in the atmosphere. Those winds, covering thousands of square miles, steer hurricanes.”
However, this technology does exist. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility located in Gakona Alaska, is one of multiple such facilities having this technology.
The HAARP website states a five-country consortium operates the European Incoherent Scatter Radar site (EISCAT), a premier ionosphere research facility located in northern Norway near Tromso. Facilities also are located at Jicamarca, Peru; near Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod (“SURA“) and Apatity, Russia; near Kharkov, Ukraine and in Dushanbe, Tadzhikistan.
The US HAARP program claims it, “Is unique to most existing facilities due to the combination of a research tool which provides electronic beam steering, wide frequency coverage and high effective radiated power collocated with a diverse suite of scientific observational instruments.”
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory claims they can produce dense artificial ionospheric plasma clouds using HAARP. The wide range of temperature potentials from these plasma clouds could in theory change the path of jet streams thus creating the ability to steer a storm.