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Re: Weather MODIFICATION / Tornado Season ??
      Wed Apr 13 2011 11:29 PM

In the video, the narrator talks about using the ground-based NEXRAD (WSR-88D & WSR-98D) weather radar network operating at different frequencies to manipulate the weather. That statement is not correct, the NEXRAD radars are all S-Band radars operating at a 10cm wavelength. A 10cm S-Band radar is much better than the older weather radars, many of which operated at C-Band (5cm), because the S-Band frequency is not influenced all that much by attenuation caused by heavy rainfall, but the C-Band signal is often unable to penetrate heavy rain. There is no 'conspiracy theory' here to modify the weather - the WSR radars all operate at essentially the same frequency. The transmitter operates within a narrow frequency range of 2.7 to 3.0 GHz. (Note that I helped to develop the NEXRAD radar while working for Raytheon Company in the 1980s.)

I'm not knocking his theories or technologies, but his 'statements of fact' with regard to the radar network are incorrect so the assumptions that he presents are also incorrect.
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* Weather MODIFICATION / Tornado Season ?? srquirrely Wed Apr 13 2011 11:29 PM
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