Cloud Formation

Technical Proposal

on creation and application of a new method of active influence on atmospheric processes for managing weather conditions and prevention of extreme meteorological phenomena. Patent application - GB1702817.6     

The proposal is aimed at creating an enterprise that manufactures and uses ground-based robotic complexes for active effects on atmospheric processes with the aim of regulating weather conditions and preventing extreme weather events. 

The complexes realize a new universal method of active influence on the nature and intensity of atmospheric processes and meteorological phenomena by means of remote control of the regimes of phase transitions of atmospheric moisture. 

A new way of influencing is based on the latest achievements of studies of physical phenomena in atmospheric processes. 

The method and device for its implementation received a decision on the grant of a patent of the Russian Federation for an invention under application No. 2010148748. 

A new method of active influences uses highly directional low-frequency acoustic radiation from the phase-active antenna array. The work of the antenna array is controlled by a computer of a robotic system that collects information about the meteorological situation and generates an impact program. The exposure to this radiation on the atmosphere causes additional clusterization of moisture in the atmosphere and, thus, initiates the formation of a cumulus and cumulonimbus cloudiness. 

The method is safe for the environment and the population, since the calculated intensity of environmental impacts corresponds to the intensity of natural and industrial acoustic noises.   

The new method will allow: 

- protect cities from untimelys or excessives precipitations; 

- Manage the regimes of precipitation in arid and waterlogged areas; 

- timely irrigate agricultural crops; 

- to provide visibility in fog in areas of airports, on sea and river water areas and on motorways; 

- to regulate the formation of snow cover on the slopes of the mountains and the descent of avalanches. 

Also, the method will allow to prevent forest and peat fires and to extinguish large natural and man-made fires. 

The device for active influences on atmospheric processes is a robotic complex including a radiating acoustic antenna placed on the ground, formed by self-contained unified acoustic modules with pneumatic or electric drive and control from a central computer. The computer generates control commands for the modules according with the data of the sensor system of the complex, the local meteorological service, meteorological radars and meteorological satellites. The antenna creates highly directional infrasound radiation in the direction specified by the computer and scans a certain area of ​​the atmosphere. 

In particular, on the basis of a new method of active influence on the atmosphere, an automatic system can be created to protect the US territory from extreme weather meteorological phenomena such as hurricanes and tornadoes. To this end, automatic systems for controlling weather conditions should be located along the coast of the states of Texas, Louisiana, Missisipi, Alabama and Florida, along the "hurricane alley" in the northern regions of Louisiana and in the states Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. To protect the entire zone affected by hurricanes and tornadoes, a system of 60-90 complexes will be required.  To protect individual states, or individual counties in the states, regional systems with a minimum number of complexes can be created. 

These same complexes can prevent the formation of powerful atmospheric fronts, or reduce their intensity. Thus, avoiding torrential floods and natural disasters, as now in Texas. To this end, coastal complexes cause sedimentation in the sea, not allowing deep penetration of moisture on land.  Another important result of the use of robotic complexes for controlling weather conditions will be the prevention of wildfires, as well as the possibility of eliminating large natural and artificial fires in hard-to-reach places.

Work in full can be done within a year and a half or two.   

Head of the Multi-Agent Systems Department of the Institute of Informatics and Problems of Regional Management - branch of Kabardino-Balkar Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of N'Art Robotics. 

PhD in Physics Yurii Khamukov 


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