From 2008 to 2011, Cal Water, a 3-year program, mostly land-based but using Dewey G1 aircraft for one winter, was instigated by the Californian Energy Commission, and supported by NOAA and Scripps in response to the decreasing precipitation and snow pack. It looked at the role of atmospheric rivers penetrating inland and the role of aerosols in modulating clouds and precipitation over the Sierra.
In August 2017, the most extreme precipitation event in American history was witnessed before the world’s very eyes. This mightiest of wind storms parked itself over the Texas coast, obliterated oil fields, wrecked rigs and refineries, released enough water to fill a trillion-gallon hat, washed away lives and livelihoods and the mediarologists barely batted their lids. Harvey was followed by Irma, Jose, Maria and Lee. All major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. In this warming world, with perfect storms without precedence, of ever greater intensity, brewed from oceans transformed into gigantic heat reservoirs, it should be no surprise when one eventually turns up at your door. However, surprises a plenty are in store.
We have established that two modes of climate modification are the real cause of the extreme fluctuations in weather and the accompanying distortions in the jet stream that we have been experiencing of late. Cooling climate modification, the blue pill , operates by forcing high cloud to precipitate and augment lower cloud. One way to ensure that enough ice entrains onto the numerous ice nuclei is to drastically reduce the ambient temperatures at the levels and regions they are dispersed into.
Climate scientists claim that global warming amplifies the risk factors for extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. Rising temperatures increase evaporation and evapotranspiration which adds moisture to the atmosphere whilst taking it from soil, plants and water bodies, increasing the frequency and intensity of droughts. As the atmosphere holds more water, the risk of extreme rainfall events increases. Under our hypothesis positing the introduction of an over-seeding regime of aerosols into the upper atmosphere, this retention of water followed by eventual deluges would be greatly exacerbated.