Reduce The Power Of Hurricanes

August 25, 2011 · Posted in Physical Supernatural, Technology 

Here is how to reduce the power of hurricanes in order to save lives and money…

In order to reduce the power of hurricanes a grid of simple straw like tubes will pump cold water from the depths of the ocean to the top. The pumps will have multiple one-way valves inside that allow water to come in the bottom.

They would work by utilizing floats at the top of each straw that cause them to rise with the crest of waves, pulling the water inside up with them.

Then when the straw falls back down with the trough of the wave the water inside is forced out of the top. This would reduce water temperature and as a result reduce the power of an oncoming tropical storm.

These pumps would be possible to manufacture, maintain, and operate within a realistic budget. They could be designed with the ability to be turned on and off simply, and be coated in a noncorrosive material such as copper.

And most importantly could be placed in a very large web like grids that would provide support, prevent collisions, and could be deconstructed and moved either one by one or towed in sections.

Please let me know what you think! Thanks, Matt

2 Responses to “Reduce The Power Of Hurricanes”

  1. Kevin Yang on October 24th, 2012 3:08 am

    Only one problem. It could trap and kill ocean life.

  2. Trickster on December 6th, 2012 2:19 pm

    How do you support the claim that this would be cost-effective? An installation in the ocean would either have to be rooted on the bottom or float on the top, and either situation is delicate. Even if it were possible to afford attempting this, you'd need to move billions of gallons of water in a very short space of time to have the effect. You'd also need the pipes to be installed right where the hurricane appears. Hurricanes carry the force of megatons worth of atomic bombs.

    Even if this worked, it would drastically disrupt sea currents which would cause extreme weather in other areas. The cure would be worse than the disease. Fortunately(?) however, there's no chance of this bearing fruit. There have been similar proposals for cooling the water down in other ways, however, on a larger scale, so the idea is not totally out of left field.

    Also, copper corrodes like crazy in seawater.

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