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Managing the weather is the key to military superiority

Managing the weather is the key to military superiority

“We will be able to see the enemy day and night, in any weather. And we will ruthlessly pursue him. "
- General Gordon Sullivan

In the 1996, the US Air Force report, “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Possession of Weather in the 2025 Year,” was published, giving rise to many subtle conspiracy hypotheses and assumptions on the creation of climate weapons. I bring to your attention a review of this report.

What is the meaning of climate weapons?
How to strengthen your own army and weaken the enemy army?
Does this force have a “dark side”?
What threats can interfere with natural climate formation mechanisms?

Goals and purpose

Climate control is the old dream of humanity. Anyone who can gain access to the immense forces of nature will gain control over any situation. From the point of view of modern military science, “weather management” does not imply the creation of controlled super-power tornadoes or typhoons capable of sweeping away all the cities on the coast of the enemy. Everything looks much more prosaic. In a general sense, weathering is necessary to solve two main problems:

1. Aid friendly forces.
2. The weakening of the armed forces of the enemy.

The first point is the creation of favorable weather conditions to facilitate the conduct of hostilities. Visibility Improvement. Ensuring safe, friendly operation aviation. Eliminating interference and improving the quality of radio communications. Also, in this list there is accurate weather forecasting and opposition to possible attempts to influence the weather by the enemy.

The opposite task (weakening the enemy) is achieved thanks to a set of the following measures:
- artificially increasing the level of precipitation in order to call in floods and paralyze the enemy’s transport communications;
- artificial reduction of precipitation, in order to call for drought in enemy territories and difficulties in the supply of fresh water;
- create adverse weather conditions that complicate the maintenance of the database: increased wind speed, deterioration of visibility;
- violation of radiolocation and radio communication by direct influence on the Earth’s ionosphere.

Further - a brief technical note. Description of technologies and methods by which atmospheric processes can be controlled.

A) Management of precipitation. Initiation of precipitation by chemical reagents.

Spraying silver iodide crystals, liquid nitrogen floating crystals, dry ice from an aircraft is a well-known method that is regularly used to provide clear, cloudless weather over certain parts of the earth (most often above capitals on large public holidays). This way of “breaking up the clouds” has already proven its effectiveness in practice, but the use of “chemistry” is unsafe and has many negative side effects. In the future, laser radiation is supposed to be used to influence atmospheric moisture.

For a radical increase in the rate of precipitation over a given area of ​​the earth, a direct impact on the evaporation of moisture by spraying coal dust over water is possible. This increases the absorption of solar radiation and contributes to enhanced heating of the surrounding water and air. Which, in turn, accelerates the evaporation process and the formation of rain clouds. The method is suitable for use in coastal areas, with accurate information on the direction of monsoon winds.

B) fog. The main enemy of aviation.

There are two main types of fog.

Ice fogs formed by microdispersed ice particles at air temperatures below 0 ° С. The main way to combat this phenomenon is the use of chemical reagents that increase the size of ice crystals.

More often, one encounters “ordinary” mists that arise when moisture evaporates from a warmer evaporating surface into the cold air above water bodies and wet land areas. This problem has two solutions:

Heating of the ambient air. The experiments convincingly proved the possibility of fog scattering using microwave or laser radiation. Insignificant heating of the surrounding space prevents condensation. When the intensity of the radiation 1 W / sq. see the laser is capable of 20 seconds "clear" from the fog 400 meters of the runway. The method has not been applied in practice due to its high cost and the need for high energy consumption.

Another way to deal with mists is through the use of chemicals that absorb moisture and lower the relative humidity of the surrounding air.

B) Storm warning.

Every second in the atmosphere of the Earth, 2 rains thousands of thunderstorms - often with heavy precipitation and squally wind, which poses a considerable threat to the population and infrastructure of those territories over which the destructive cyclone sweeps. The power of the strongest tropical hurricanes may be equivalent to 10 000 thermonuclear bombs of megaton power. The Yankees are familiar with the terrible consequences of these natural disasters, feeling all this in their own "skin." The report provides information on how, in 1992, Hurricane Andrew "blew off" Homestead (Florida) from the face of the earth.

How to learn to control the destructive elements? How to turn the forces of nature into a weapon, while reducing the risk of a typhoon collapsing into its own territory?

The USAF does not know the exact answer. Artificially creating instabilities in the atmosphere by evaporating huge amounts of water or heating up clouds that form over the ocean — theoretically, this would allow the creation of “man-made” cyclones. But the practical implementation of this idea is still in question.

Obviously, elemental control is still beyond human capabilities - and this situation is unlikely to be resolved in any other way before the 2025 year. As for the protection of aircraft while flying through a thunderhead, then "saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves." The only reliable way to avoid aviation accidents is to work on improving the lightning protection of aircraft electronic equipment.

D) Impact on the ionosphere

The ionosphere is the upper part of the Earth’s atmosphere, highly ionized due to its irradiation with cosmic rays. The greatest practical interest is related to the so-called. “A layer of Kennelly - Heaviside”, located at altitudes 60-90 km. Due to the high plasma density, the state of this layer has a great effect on radio communication at medium and short waves. Of no less interest is the “F layer” lying at altitudes of 150-200 km. Due to the ability of the F layer to reflect short-wave radio signals, the existence of over-the-horizon radars and HF radio communication systems at long distances becomes possible.

Artificially exciting various sites of the ionosphere can achieve various positive or negative effects. Spraying large volumes of gas or heating certain parts of the ionosphere using microwave radiation and radio waves of the HF range allows you to create giant "plasma lenses" in the ionosphere, used as reflective screens to improve the quality of long-distance radio communications and increase the reliability of over-the-horizon radar systems. Or, on the contrary, to make the ionosphere unstable and opaque by disrupting the communication system of the enemy.

For the first time the possibility of creating such "lenses" was expressed by the Soviet scientist A.V. Gurevich back in the middle of 70's.


Despite the obvious nature of the report, the idea of ​​artificial "climate control" found the widest response among the masses, causing many assumptions, phobias and hypotheses from the "conspiracy theories" cycle. The most famous was the urban legend of chemtrails (chemtrail conspiracy).

According to the supporters of this hypothesis, the secret world government is implementing a program to spray some strange "chemicals" over the cities of the Earth with the help of passenger aircraft. Numerous eyewitnesses claim that they saw in the sky strange traces left after the passage of jet airliners. Unlike conventional condensation (inversion) traces, chemtrails do not disappear within a few minutes, but on the contrary they expand until they turn into cirrus clouds. Sometimes in the sky you can see a whole lattice of such lines. After that, barium and aluminum salts, polymer fibers, thorium, silicon carbide or various substances of organic origin are allegedly found on the ground, and the people who are trapped under the chemtrail deteriorate.

The true purpose of the chemtrail remains unknown. The most popular assumptions link their appearance with climate control, a global program to control the population of the Earth, create special conditions for radar work, or test biological weapons.

Proponents of the scientific approach explain the emergence of chemtrails with ordinary condensation trails of airliners, which, under certain weather conditions, may not really dissipate over a long period of time. A grid of whitish tracks and numerous parallel lines arise from the fact that the planes are moving along the same air corridor. And spraying any chemical. substances from such high altitudes (over 10 km) look like a completely unpromising activity.

Photographs of airliners with strange cisterns and pipelines installed inside the Internet also had their rational explanation. These are not secret dispensers; photos taken during the flight test. Water tanks are used to test various aircraft alignments.

And, nevertheless, questions remain. The view of the “chemtrail” intersecting in the sky leaves no one indifferent.


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  1. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich April 21 2014 07: 59
    Well, yes, they managed to fix that Niagara was frozen, but we did not see the winter .... Here ...
    1. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB April 21 2014 13: 39
      soon the volcano will wake up :)
  2. sanek0207
    sanek0207 April 21 2014 08: 02
    so what now !? what's the weather
  3. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov April 21 2014 08: 23
    I don’t think that it is possible to calculate the serious changes in the weather — and therefore to use it! Although local changes are already in full swing! For example, to rain over the enemy territory, or to disperse the clouds a bit over the theater of operations! The question remains: is the game worth the candle? Yes, and the yard is not 41 years old so that the weather will completely depend on the weather!
  4. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul April 21 2014 09: 10
    Managing the weather is the key to military superiority
    It is unambiguous to say that control of a pogda is not the right path to military superiority, let’s say that by controlling a pogda it is possible to damage a potential enemy without engaging in normal clashes with him. But do not forget about Newton’s law, that the force of action is equal to the strength of the reaction. wink:
    1. serega.fedotov
      serega.fedotov April 21 2014 09: 25
      [It is unambiguous to say that control of a pogda is not the right path to military superiority, let’s say that controlling a pogda can damage a potential adversary without engaging in normal clashes with it. But do not forget about Newton’s law, that the force of action is equal to the strength of the reaction. :
      hi Excellent spoken! I didn’t succeed!
    2. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB April 21 2014 13: 40
      but why think about the laws of physics ??????? this is for wimps :)))))
  5. GRune
    GRune April 21 2014 09: 19
    Another hurricane approaching on the US coast has been awarded the highest degree of danger and the title of Hero of Russia! I think that with the weather so far only ...
    1. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB April 21 2014 13: 40
      ahahha, beautiful :)
  6. Kahlan amnell
    Kahlan amnell April 21 2014 09: 24
    Oh, finish badly! They will play out so badly that the fantasies from "The Day After Tomorrow" seem like flowers. And the "Yellow Stones" will generously sprinkle hot peas.
    1. wolf7
      wolf7 April 21 2014 11: 56
      I agree, you can’t forgive with Nature;
  7. Nikich
    Nikich April 21 2014 09: 52
    Americans, what do you think in Russia they only play balalaikas and drink vodka? We use such weapons every year on Victory Day!
    1. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB April 21 2014 13: 41
      and we drink vodka with samovars riding bears :)
  8. klaus16
    klaus16 April 21 2014 11: 08
    I would not say that this is an awesome weapon. The atmosphere is general and there are no borders. There, something changed, it didn’t go wrong. No consequences will fail. And by the way, you noticed that in the photographs they focus on something, it's just an inverse trace.
  9. pensioner
    pensioner April 21 2014 12: 04
    Quote: GRune
    I think that with the weather so far only ...

    I remember that another 81-g. my friend modeled on ESkami (there were such computers in those days, this is so ... For young people ...) the following task. There is a local atmospheric cloud. A certain shape, density, etc. At various angles, laser radiation of various powers is incident on it. According to him, this cloud under certain conditions could be moved in any given direction or even destroyed. Details have already been forgotten a long time ago, but the task itself is constantly recalled to me when I read about climate weapons.
    1. Fedya
      Fedya April 26 2014 23: 06
      Yes, in 1986, the Union shot the feature film The Dragon Hunt! There is on YouTube, everything is perfectly shown there!
  10. Nonik
    Nonik April 21 2014 12: 10
    Suspicions about climate weapons go for a long time. I even bought the appropriate book, though I didn’t read it. smile There were similar programs on RenTV.
  11. Smol79
    Smol79 April 21 2014 12: 39
    About how the Yankees, with the help of weather control, wanted to crush the world for themselves, but in fact they nearly ruined the planet, it’s interesting in the science fiction novel S. Tormashev, the series Cold. Read excitedly.
    1. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB April 21 2014 13: 42
      ATP, read at your leisure :)
  12. Kostyanich
    Kostyanich April 21 2014 12: 45
    Man the king of nature sounds proud, but in fact, all the time Fukushima and Chernobyl
    1. starley
      starley April 21 2014 13: 08
      But what about FUKUSIMA - what is the manifestation of the influence of enemy forces?
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  13. starley
    starley April 21 2014 13: 07
    The article clearly solves the problem of "muddying", not "clarifying".
    The "relay" system is applicable in weather management. But even 1% of the power of a calm cyclone with a diameter of 1500 km is unattainable energy for our technology. And with smaller influences, weather control is not feasible.
  14. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 21 2014 18: 41
    Lord, what a longing ... The full impression is that one of the fantastic scenarios is realized, namely, so that people do not kill each other in a nuclear war, the stupid radiation is turned on. And the hordes of sub-creatures can no longer control equipment that is too complicated for them ...
    People, AU !! Yes, we can control ANY weather phenomenon, with the exception, perhaps, of the northern lights. But this skill is NOT weather control! If we stick a man in the ass with a needle, what will he do? Obviously, he will jump and something will yell. Have we learned how to control a person in this way? Unfortunately no. Because if next time we poke him with the same needle in the same place with the same force, he will not jump and scream. He will turn and hit the experimenter in the teeth!
    That is, the controlled system is too complex, has too many degrees of freedom and too extensive implicit connections to be able to manage, at least as written in this report for the toddler group of the kindergarten. All weather events called for control in the 2025 year were artificially caused back in the 60 years of that century. But each of them was accompanied by such a volley of side effects that scientists in a panic refused such studies in general.
    Only the USSR did not have a decree, and the regular dispersal of clouds over Moscow for decades overtook the climate of Central Russia. Yes, and many thanks to Luzhkov here, bastard ... The problem of climate control lies outside these miserable reports with these cave speakers. To control the weather, you need to build a holistic picture of climate on a planetary scale. Moreover, the picture is true in detail and with working feedback. At the moment, all the world's supercomputers are powerless before this task. Well, goodies ...
    Yes, for those who believe that managing something means having an amount of energy comparable to that. This is not true. Get out and meditate on your car.
  15. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata April 21 2014 22: 04
    Once upon a time, another cheap way to clean the runway from fog was known: a machine equipped with a fine mesh screen, such as gauze stretched between V-shaped rods, rides in a strip, the fog condenses onto the fabric. If there is no wind, I think this is a good way.
    1. starley
      starley April 21 2014 23: 13
      an armada of aircraft with gauze on a paravane flying over a theater of war is a powerful psychological weapon in itself
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  16. allexx83
    allexx83 April 21 2014 22: 41
    The most sophisticated computers are used in climatology and have not yet brought any special fruits. Therefore, the likelihood that by 2025 the situation will change is small. (Maybe quantum computers will help? In short, misunderstandings.) And locally disperse the clouds and provide clear weather over a small theater (for example, a city) - you can. Which, by the way, was used, I suspect, in Iraq. In clear weather, the effectiveness of the use of ammunition increases.
  17. badger1974
    badger1974 April 22 2014 07: 30
    guys, let's not panic, every second from the bowels of the earth’s mother’s it is extracted milion cubes of organic fuel (it doesn’t matter coal, oil, gas), and this whole thing turns into energy every second with a corresponding extension, for the ignorant, if it’s not clear, blow a rubber ball uncontrollably all the way, as a result, it will burst, so the trouble is that we people can’t stop blowing a ball, because of the consumer greed dictated by the profit for consumer greed, everything just needs a big war, possibly vigorous, to ease the load on the ground and as a consequence pumping the atmosphere with energy consumption
  18. Good cat
    Good cat April 22 2014 16: 11
    The Yankes are very fond of wishful thinking, and they are very good at telling fairy tales. Soon, they will probably publish a report: "The influence of the elderberry wand on military superiority. A collection of battle spells."
  19. Sling
    Sling April 23 2014 13: 06
    The true purpose of the chemtrail remains unknown. The most popular assumptions link their appearance with climate control, a global program to control the population of the Earth, create special conditions for radar work, or test biological weapons.

    Very interesting. I read these assumptions. There is even a website on this topic, I don't remember, in my opinion Ukrainian. One day the opportunity arose to ask a question about these traces to a retired Air Force colonel. I thought that he would give something like this - "yes sir, there is such infa." But no: "These tracks are formed at a specific flight altitude of the liner 8-10 thousand m." I even said the name of the air layer, but unfortunately I did not remember. No conspiracy!
  20. Santa Fe
    17 September 2014 06: 37
    the advertisement is engine of the trade