You don't need a degree in physics, chemistry or biology to be able to be a good gardener, landscaper or outdoor enthusiast. Do any of the above endeavors require the understanding of countless biology or physics theorems to achieve successful outcomes ? Hardly! However, many a beginning novice gardener, landscaper or folks who pursue a love of the outdoors often discover something we call "Heuristics" or more commonly known as "Rule of Thumb" (the TRUE - 'Green Thumb') which is acquired through trail and error. Now the real funny thing here is this, many modern Academics will come along and formalize these into theorems, teach them through textbooks and long boring lectures to a new generation researchers, who then become slaves to the theory, taught to ignore their own common sense and end up participating in the destruction of the natural world they're supposedly trying to save. Clearly there are many successful researchers involved in any of these pursuits are motivated by a love of their work and have learned through hands on experience and observation from which the creation of true innovations are discovered by the use of common sense. We actually have a term for this now, Biomemetics. Most gardeners, landscapers and outdoor enthusiasts don't put theories into practice. If anything, they create theories out of practice.
Now if you aren't bored yet and are still interested in reading of some common sense strategies which can be acquired through simple observation and comparing these to some truly amazing real world scientific studies & discoveries, then continue reading!
|Animation Credit: Daily Mail|
Meteo-Systems Weather Modification
The first real rain experiment by Meteo-Systems that the sensational headlines was conducted with the help of $13+ million dollars from the country of Dubai where it was claimed that Meteo-Systems created over 52 Thunderstorms from that country's weather anomaly called the Indian Monsoon Current which is facilitated by the Somali Jet Stream which normally makes things humid in Arabia, but dumps most of the rain further north in Afghanistan Pakistan and parts of India. So the question begs: Did this Swiss Corporation Meteo-Systems AG actually tap into this wet monsoonal current and make it rain in Arabia as they claimed ? Also, did their modification system have anything to do with the 2010 catastrophic flooding of Pakistan and India that same time period of the summer of 2010 ? To their credit Meteo-Systems is not like the normal conventional weather modification or Geoengineering companies. At least that is the impression I get from the information presented on their newer website. I'll get to that further on down. First take a look at this illustration below.
This explanation from Live Science was given showing traditional well known weather modification systems at the top of the picture who irresponsibly employ the use of chemicals for cloud seeding and the supposedly new system invented by Meteo-Systems AG which attempts to electrically charge the air to encourage already existing aerosols into water droplet formation. Actually they didn't really invent anything. What they did was utilize another kind of science which are called Biomimetics which for the most part is nothing more than copyright violation & infringement of things already existing out in Nature (*grinning*), but claiming them as their own without revealing much of the specifics or giving credit to Earth's natural mechanisms. This cloud formation and rainfall mechanism is already in existence out in Nature as other parts of Science and their Researchers have previously revealed to us over the past couple of decades. So it's really nothing new. It's just simply something new to the average person reading the findings on online journals.
|Photo Credit: Meteo-Systems AG|
Back in the January 2011 revelations on this subject, the only real info on the technology created and owned by Meteo-Systems International AG could be found online through the Weather Modification Patents recording site called Patent Docs and other sites recording Patent information. In this link below are recorded the methods of aerosol usage in conjunction with grounded based towers transmitting electrical negative ions released into the upper atmosphere. Note: This is identical to what all vegetative systems accomplish on Earth when left alone in a healthy state. At the bottom of this post I'll list the articles or posts I've written on this subject. Much of these Natural systems have been badly disrupted leading to our present crisis of climate change and erratic weather pattern anomalies. So for your own personal information, here are a number of Patent Descriptions on some official sites:
Patent application title: APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS FOR WEATHER MODIFICATION BY ELECTRICAL PROCESSES IN THE ATMOSPHERE Read more: http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20110174892#ixzz2DKcnVBDn
Apparatus and related methods for weather modification by electrical processes in the atmosphere - United States Patent Application 20110174892
CLAIMS MADE: US Patent Application 20110174892 - APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS FOR WEATHER MODIFICATION BY ELECTRICAL PROCESSES IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Recently however Meteo-Systems has come out with a newer site which appears to have been created in 2005 , but last modified in July 2012. Along with all manner of deeper informative explanations of the technology, there are also numerous photos of the actual tower apparatuses used, which for the most part were shrouded in mystery hidden behind some creative artwork used by the media. Below is the new website link where they appear to be fully open about who they are and what they do.
|Photo Credit: Meteo-Systems AG|
Fascinating photo of the antenna array high on a hill above Dubai. Though the animation was more colourful in it's description, this never the less reveals what the true system looks like.
|Photo Credit: Meteo-Systems AG|
Here's a further photo gallery below of various tower designs from Meteo-System AG's own website.
|Credit: Meteo Systems|
Selecting the appropriate sites is important for increasing rain in a target area At this point, I'd like to take you to an illustration on their site which is intriguing and actually enlightening as to their true attempt at replicating nature. This animation from their website illustrates why a high geological location is necessary and imperative to the success of their program and devices. Take a look below.
|© Copyright 2008 METEO SYSTEMS. All rights reserved.|
So according to the illustration and explanation above, these towers need to be positioned on a high geographical point of location in order to properly feed the negative electrical ions into the atmosphere to interact with the already existing aerosols for water droplet formation and growth. This actually is what takes place in nature on a natural normal level, but with mostly healthy old growth vegetation with a deep healthy rooting structural network tapped into and grounded deep into the Earth's electrical conductivity and underground water table. This same vegetation when exposed to the correct physical anomalies on the surface and in the atmosphere will also release tons of aerosols upwards into the high atmosphere along with the release of electrically charge negative ions. In previous posts I have written about the scientific findings of vegetation's effect on climate building and maintenance HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , and also some of the grounded networked mechanisms which facilitate this HERE , HERE , and recent published reports of this same networks of electrical charge deep down within ocean floors HERE which may also influence the reactions and interactions of trillions upon trillions of microscopic organisms like Plankton and other bacteria which release aerosols to facilitate cloud formation over the Earth's vast oceans. So with all this in mind now, let's revisit that illustrative artwork and allow Meteo-System's own comments to explain exactly what is going on below.
|Credit: © Copyright 2008 METEO SYSTEMS. All rights reserved.|
|Credit: USGS - Howard Perlman|
"For this little cloud to form, certain meteorlogical conditions must be present, but what was so unique about that area of maybe a few hundred square meters that would allow this lonely cloud to form? What puzzled me so much was trying to figure out how the weather conditions would be right for cloud formation in the one very tiny section of the sky, but not a few hundreds yards above, below or next to it? Out of the whole expanse of many square miles of the sky, what was happening in this tiny dot of the sky that would allow a cloud do form, and form just right there?"Seriously, have YOU ever had those same thoughts and wonderment when viewing a little singular cloud up in a sky of clear blue all around and pondered why the phenomena of cloud appearance is happening specifically there and nowhere else ? Cahuilla Mountain, Beauty Peak, BuckSnort Mountains and Lookout Mountain which are all around the perimeter of Anza Valley all have similar cloud creation characteristics. Here was Howard Perlman's response to his own question:
"The answer is—I don't know! Likely a difference in humidity or the concentration of vapor or maybe a spot of warmer or colder air? So, I can't provide an answer, but if any of you are weather experts have the knowledge, please email me with a scientific answer and I will post it here."The interesting thing about the orographic and convective cloud formation being facilitated on top of a mountain like Cahuilla, is that the geography is only part of the answer. If it were mere geographic formations like mountains (and I have thought on this in the past) then there would be no deserts like the Sahara. In the case of Dubai, where for the most part it is devoid of any or very little vegetation for the transmittal of negative ions, Meteo-Systems applied their own Antenna array on the mountain top to transmit electrical negative ions into the atmosphere. So what component in Nature allows for this ?
|credit: Arizona State University|
One more note that I think is important mentioning here. In this Meteo-System's illustration, in Anza, this more accurately describes a winter time scenario. However, if you could imagine for a moment in that illustration, a different wind direction coming from right to left. If the hill in the animation were to represent Cahuilla Mountain as it would be viewed from the south, the then right to left wind direction in the same picture represents the easterly flow of monsoonal moisture coming from the east out of Arizona towards the Pacific Ocean coast. However, the cloud formation direction, movement and development of the actual Thunderstorm would always remain the same in that illustration. As we stood there observing this incredible phenomena, we commented on the ability of the clouds to move directly eastward against the blustery east to west movement of the monsoonal flow. How could this be possible ? It seems to defy physics as we know them. Clearly this is similar to natural phenomena described by Viktor Schauberger who also witnessed many mysterious natural phenomena or anomalies which seemed to defy the conventional then known Laws of Physics. He was accused of all manner of pseudo-scientific practice and was demonized as a heretical rabble rouser. Yet he lived at a time (1885 - 1958) where such natural phenomena still existed and could still be easily observed, though not necessarily and accurately explained with the limited knowledge of the time. Still, given the degradation of our present environment on Earth, he obviously was on to something important. This is why I don't discount what the present modern day arrogance discounts as legends myths and fables for no other reason that they can't explain them. Given the disastrous consequences of this present climate change or shifting, I am wondering who really has the correct understanding on how the Earth and it's incredible mechanisms. Being shackled to making a Buck is a hindrance to true understanding. Hence, we are prisoner to Industrial Science and it's power and wealth grab motivations.
Below is a quick video of cloud formation by means of orographic & convection forces on the top of a mountain. Take special note in the rapid time lapse of the newer cloud always forming over the same exact spot on the right hand side of this video. Notice also this area of formation appears to be directly above the more heavily vegetated area of trees in a forest, while the surrounding area appears to be granite rock.
On July 3, 1996 there was an arson fire that was set a blaze by some degenerate wack-job around the Juan Diego Flats parking area on the north side of Cahuilla Mountain. I believe this fire was named back then the "1996 Diego Fire". It was aggressively pushed up hill and easily along by strong afternoon westerly winds from Temecula and the Pacific coast. This fire ate up almost all old growth Pine/Oak woodland Forest and Chaparral plant community vegetation. From that point forwards, at least while I still lived up there until leaving in 2002, I never ever again saw that cloud formation phenomena happen in the same precise patterns like some well oiled machine as before. I have no idea if the natural system has healed yet, but hopefully I'll be able to document something next year while visiting. Way back in the 1980s, I or we didn't have the camera equipment or even forethought to document those experiences which is truly a shame. I certainly had no interest in writing things down as in these blogs. Even now I only do so because of the climatic circumstance of living in Sweden which shackles me to a life of indoor living. Hopefully my written experiences here triggers the memory of others who have had similar observations to document. As time pants on to the end, such experiences of these amazing phenomena will be harder to come by, but let's hope not. All I can say is that someone else out there has seen this or will now be more observant in view of our understanding on how these climate mechanisms actually work.
As a side point here of note. To properly view this phenomena, you need a monsoonal situation where the clouds are not a frontal squall coming in from the east. The day needs to have moist humid conditions coming in from the east southeast with the day starting out with crystal blue skies and gradually developing clouds. At the point of first cloud formation anomalies, look at that specific location below for the characteristics described. On another important note, you may not see this summertime phenomena very clearly if the winter season has been an extremely heavily wet El Nino year or years. This is because if there was record rainfall the previous winter, the ground will still be saturated over the entire area. If that is the case, then the conductivity of the entire area will allow for easier cloud formation which will cover the entire region. So specific location cloud formation will be more difficult to detect. Yes, this was also my observation during El Nino summers. Rainfall in El Nino summers in Anza having 8 or more inches were not uncommon as cloud cover was complete from horizon to horizon. Isolated storm formation due to areas of old growth vegetation drawing up conductivity through enhanced Hydraulic Lift and Redistribution were harder to observe. Just an interesting side point. Here is a further link to my post on Timeless Environments which allows for easier and simpler views of this amazing Cahuilla Mountain.
|Animation Credit: Australian Rain Technologies|
This animation is from the Australian Rain Technologies group and their ATLANT Technology. Notice the similarity by way of comparison to the Meteo-System which describes the same exact location properties for the strategic placement of towers for this cloud formation and rainmaking utilizing orographic and convective anomalies ? Once again, see the similarity in designing concepts and technology as the Meteo-Systems ?
|Photo Credit: Australian Rain Technologies|
View this Video: "New Ways to Rain - Australian Rain Technologies"
I suppose summing up here, I do have a measure of admiration for the company Meteo-Systems and a couple other companies whose main concept is the electrically charged ions release into the atmosphere and their illustrative graphics if for no other reason than they justify and illustrate what I have been telling many for years about weather phenomena and it's necessary association with healthy vegetated ecosystems. Though I think such weather improvement programs should be including some type of a revegetation program. Even in Dubai and the Saudi Arabian Peninsula itself, there is evidence of the area being at one time fully vegetated. For example, after the infamous Desert Storm 1990 war with Iraq, I remember reading an article in the San Diego Union Tribune of researchers who viewed the satellite photos which were found to contain an indentation anomaly on the ground from Yemen to the country of Kuwait. Ground studies were conducted and an ancient river was discovered which once flowed the entire Arabian Peninsula with it's ancient delta in the country of Kuwait. Incredibly the ground studies revealed this same ancient river had recently flowed only a little over 4000 years ago. Hmmmmmm ???
There are also other companies doing much of the same thing, but I'll post on them later either in another post or a side page at the top right of this blog. At the very least I'll link to their own websites below under the references.The world's Global Economies are based on this obsession with wealth creation which demands that for a country to be considered as having a so-called healthy economy, they must be more of an exporter of more than the goods they import and they also need to encourage their citizens towards an unlimited consumption lifestyle, even on credit if necessary. Such economies require tons of raw materials. Raw materials are hard to come by very easily now in our modern times. Often times wholesale destruction of pristine forested ecosystems must be removed to actually get at them. Take the Canadian Tar Sands oil-shale projects in Alberta Province as an example. Now let's factor in all the other Earth damaging component realities like these common modern day occurrences of freakish weather storms which also bring wholesale destruction. Rebuilding all these urban infrastructures requires even more and more raw materials and they have to come from somewhere. The industrial world's quest for these raw materials mandates an Industrial Forestry policy to replace what has been obliterated. There is no time nor patience for allowing nature to heal on it's own, hence artificial synthetic biology appears to be the best they can conceive. Factor in also this world's ongoing civil upheavals and outright War which also destroys infrastructure and these too need replacing & rebuilding which also requires more and more raw materials. Again the natural world is the one that takes the huge hit, but in so doing, so do all the physical weather mechanisms which were put in place eons ago that allow life to continue on this planet. These cannot be replaced overnight and no amount of unnatural irresponsible genetic modification of plant species is going to speed things up either.
|Photo Credit: National Wildlife Federation|
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Further Reading References:
Looks like rain: what makes some clouds rain while others merely drift serenely overhead? Mark Anderson sticks his head in a cloud.
The Boston Globe: DROUGHT BUSTERS IONOGENICS FASHIONS ITSELF A LATTER-DAY RAINMAKER - BUT SKEPTICS QUESTION ITS PROCESS OF RADIATING ELECTRICITY INTO THE AIR.