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Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Tarbell

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:33:55 -0700
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 09:12:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Tarbell


>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 23:08:30 -0500
>Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 16:13:15 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck>

<snip>

>>A different angle, if we're looking at technology, is the
>>following patent for a cloud-punching laser device for military
>>surveillance. CO2 lasers of the type mentioned work in the
>>infrared:

>>http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4411487.html

<snip>

>>I suppose in an O'Hare type situation a downward-directed maser
>>beam beneath an ascending object might keep a relatively
>>well-defined cloud hole open for some time after it had passed
>>though. The directionality and various possible pulse v. cw
>>characteristics of such a coherent emission would obviously make
>>a big difference to any calculation of power generated from pwer
>>density "on target".

>I wouldn't want to be "in the beam" that could quickly evaporate a
>30-40 (or larger?) foot diameter hole in a moderately thick cloud.


We should keep in mind that the water/air mass in the "beam"
need not be brought to the boiling point of water. It need only
be brought above the dew point temperature, such that the
droplets are out of equilibrium with their vapor. If the cloud
is just below the dew point and the droplets are very small, the
power requirements could be fairly modest, and the process would
proceed quite rapidly, certainly more rapidly than some of the
coalescence/rain-out processes we have discussed.


Mike




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