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2006-Jun-06, 09:15 PM
New Satellite Provides 'Breathtaking' Views Inside Storms (http://www.livescience.com/forcesofnature/060606_cloudsat_images.html)

New images from a recently launched radar satellite show the promise of providing unprecedented views inside storms all around the globe.

NASA's new CloudSat satellite reveals never-before-seen details of both the clouds and precipitation within a storm, from the Earth's surface to 19 miles high.

"We're seeing the atmosphere as we've never seen it before," said Deborah Vane, CloudSat deputy principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "We're no longer looking at clouds like images on a flat piece of paper, but instead we're peering into the clouds and seeing their layered complexity."

The early images are test runs only, but already researchers are excited.

2006-Jun-07, 11:14 AM
So can it be expect that Rita and Katrina may be well judge in quite advance, so that it would be easy to share the messages to the people who are living nearby coasts thereon. Definitely it will helpful for no casualties and the wealth also can remain, but there is a need of some thick concrete wall near by the sea beach so that it will bare the wave and can defuse it's intensity in some percentage. Toseek.

2006-Jun-07, 02:20 PM
Sounds as if it should give them much more insight into how hurricanes develop and act.

2006-Jun-08, 11:47 AM
ah, thanks. its I think a very difficult task in this area and commendable one.

2006-Jun-09, 05:21 PM
A sample image (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/08/first-images-from-cloudsat/), courtesy of Universe Today.

2006-Jun-11, 03:37 PM
very nice image toseek here. what anti force will require to reback such sort of big storms, equal force or double the force of it. or how to defuse such storm, the man made efforts may be least in this count which finally result into casualties, because storms makes this sense eighter the destruction or the casualties and many condition both the things. we have some limits infront of nature. even the powerful aeroplane will not also float in such storm's center to try to defuse it by extracting the air pressure from it.

2006-Jun-12, 02:34 PM
Direct force against a hurricane is likely doomed to failure, considering a typical hurricane contains more energy than an H-bomb. If we come up with ways of dealing with them, it will probably have to do with reducing their sources of energy: cooling off the water beneath them or messing with the winds in the upper atmosphere in a way that inhibits their growth.

2006-Jun-19, 05:02 PM
will it be useful to spray on that "gathering cloud over the sea" by the aeroplane, does it make any sense to fall down the rains from it in advance in the sea. but will that winds allows to a plane to do so, this is a question.


2006-Jun-19, 06:01 PM
You could do it ahead of the hurricane, before it gets there.

2006-Jun-28, 06:53 PM