Too thoroughly choke off the downdraft that internally
powers the tornado (and the super cell of clouds
that surround it or whatever is powering it) we may need to hit it in two places
at once. If the distance to be traveled by the
rocket is the hypotenuse of a right triangle made
by the base of the tornado, its highest visible
point and the ground level location of the rocket
launcher. Then, the 3/4 mi.
rocket is set to detonate at the highest visible
point of the tornado, say 800 ft. This would be a
starting point for F0 and F1 size tornados. The
debris field is relevant. Then the 1 mile
rocket could be angle preset to detonate at 3600 ft. Since
the 1 mi. rocket has further to travel it should
be fired 1 second before the 3/4 mi. rocket. Tornados
can form both horizontally and vertically. It's
mostly the water vapor weight that anchors the tornado
to the ground. Remove the water vapor from the tornado
equation and the tornado is reduced. Fill the cloud
wall or funnel cloud with water burning flares and the chance of
tornado reduced! (note: the flare should burn out long before it returns to earth) (1) Let's just
concentrate on the highest visible point.
Ordinance is unspecified
at this time. But in laymen terms 5 sticks
of 8 inch dynamite is a good starting point.
What we want is massive sudden expansion,
no projectiles of any kind. But the blast
needs to be big enough to disrupt wind speeds
of 200 m.p.h., 293 ft. per sec. ( When full of rain that
would make it a ~ 15-200 rpm router/ vertical
tidal wave that could bump into your house
at speeds > 60 mph.)
Todays high explosives
can detonate at rates of 1000 to 10,000
yd. per sec! So if a tornado had a circumference of
1000 ft. And wind speed of 200 mph then it would
take about 4 sec. per rotation. If a blast had a sustain
of 1 sec. then it would require ~ 4 blasts to sever it.
If it where .5 miles across, with 200 mph wind, 8 times as
large, it would require 28 blasts. [200-300 ft. blast diameter]
WoW! that sounds like some massive blasting!
Still, I'm down with it, until we get a handle on it.
We don't want to throw cherry
bombs at it. It would warrant military protocols.
Including magazine storage. And after 9-11 all involved
will have to be very law biding, safe, trustworthy
and security cleared. C4 is a likely explosive.
would have to be retrieved. Could a rocket
go astray, say toward a structure!? This
would be problem. The technology available
now in rocketry could allow us to put
a computer chip on the rocket to make
it adjust for air density. They might
be able to make a rocket that flies around
the tornado and sprays nitrogen on it
and freezes the tornado. What is gleaned
from any effort could be fantastic. Note,
the Patriot Missile knocked down one of
our jets during Desert Storm,
this looks like a case of throwing the
baby out with the bathwater. Let's not
go here anymore. Whenever NASA has
an accident, to a women they say,"
fix the problem". This isn't callousness
on my part, its belief in the cause and
they give their lives willingly.
Could there be airplanes flying through
the cumulonimbus clouds? We can warn them
of our intentions with aircraft frequency
radio. We could also bracket the area
with starburst (4th of July type) flares,
as a warning, and added precaution. What
about people on the ground? We'll find
a safe minimum height for explosion. The
building where the vehicle is stored will
need to rate as a magazine.
I believe this task could be accomplished
with 3 fulltime people. A driver, a shooter
and a computer man. One of the three should
be a meteorologist.
An armored truck with a multiple rocket
launcher mounted on top. A computer with
weather down link and printer. Rockets
30 plus 30, warning rockets 30 each. Hi
8 video camera, VCR, radio-aircraft 2
way, 3 cell phones. Laser distance finder,
2 mile range. Maps, satellite locator,
leased car for local use. A
light cannon for night fighting. Sorry,
I took for granted the mobile radar unit,
Doppler On Wheels (DOW). It would be essential
for pin point info. as to what's going
on in the thunderhead.
The rockets will be ordered to specification
and tested. The armored car needs to have
a rocket launcher
mounted on top and must swivel 360* and
point 90* up and lock into position. A
rocket rack and extra gas tanks.
This company makes (has) flares.