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  1. #1 Preventing Hurricaines 
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    Dynomat corporation has developed a very absorbant powder which they have proven that if it dropped into clouds, it will dry them out.
    You can research dynomat on metacrawler search engine and read about their weather modification research.
    I think that this powder could be dropped into the clouds at one end of a tropical depression, before the circulation closes, and dry out one end of the tropical depression. This would prevent a circulation from forming and prevent it from becoming a tropical storm. That would prevent hurricaines from occuring.
    Planes could be stationed, in hurricaine season, on an island off the coast of Africa and in the Carribean, to be ready to seed the tropical depressions as they are forming, and prevent them from becoming tropical storms.
    This may only need to be done 10 times or less, each hurricaine season.


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    Whoa! Amazing! It's funny because my dad keeps telling me that you can easily stop a hurricane from happening and I never believed him.


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    The easiest method to reduce the ferocity of hurricane's winds is to spread an oil slick across the ocean surface. While this was originally an old sailor's tale, a recent study has data and an explanation supporting it.

    Finally, I wouldn't want to mess with the precipitation patterns (dry out the clouds) as you propose. TS's and hurricanes very often are a significant and very important source of rain water in the local ecologies. Many times severe droughts have been broken by a storms striking deep inland.
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    I haven't looked into this at all, but I don't see how that could possibly work. Where do you think the water is going to go when you "dry out" the clouds? Assuming this were possible, it'd just fall into the ocean. Where do you think hurricanes build up their power? By warm ocean water. I just don't see how any kind of powder would ever have any effect on a hurricane.
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    By having a large concave mirror orbiting the Earth and focusing the suns rays onto the top of the clouds will reduce the clouds from getting higher to generate the convection needed to make a hurricane.
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    I think weather modification is a fascinating topic. In fact, I just watched a show about it on the science channel. The big issue is the amount of energy necessary to dissipate any type of storm. It would be impossible to stop every storm everywhere, the emphasis seems to be to focus our efforts on storms certain to cause catastrophic damage such as Major Hurricanes. Only by targeting specific areas within a storm, we might hope to disrupt development to reduce a storms power significantly.
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