Solving The Hurricane Problem

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Many Atlantic hurricanes start to take shape when thunderstorms along the west coast of Africa drift out over warm ocean waters that are at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), where they encounter converging winds from around the equator. Other hurricanes originate from unstable air pockets popping out in the Gulf of Mexico. In order for a hurricane to form, two things must be present: a weather disturbance, such as a thunderstorm, that pulls in warm surface air from all directions and water at the ocean’s surface that is at least 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius). Because it is the interaction of warm air and warm seawater that spawns these storms, they form over tropical oceans between about 5 and 20 degrees of latitude. At these latitudes, seawater is hot enough to give the storms strength and the rotation of the Earth makes them spin. The devastating hurricane directly affects fisheries and aquaculture, healthy oceans and ecosystem services, transportation, bioscience, enabling technologies and data analytics, energy (for power plants near shores) and many other categories that are very crucial for survival of all living things on earth. This indicates the level of the pain this project is solving and its impact it will have solving environmental, economic and social aspects in depth and large area coverage.

This project is about solving the hurricane crisis of the world by using a new mechanism to break the linkage between the components that are the reason for the creation of hurricanes. This is done by stabilizing the temperature difference between the warm water and the cold water in the ocean which is one of the main critical components of creation of hurricanes by using a hollow doughnut structure that constantly measures the temperature difference between the warm water and cold water in the ocean and circulates the water so that the water acts as a heat exchanging mechanism between the hot and cold waters.

The hollow doughnut structure is made from the best heat exchange material like copper and have two lightweight turbines installed inside of it. The main purpose of the two turbines is to circulate the fluid or water inside the doughnut structure. The circulating water will lose and gain thermal energy when passing the two locations or zones which are the hot water zone and cold water zone stabilizing the heat difference between the two locations.

This structure will be made to float on the oceans with half its structure above the ocean level and half structure below the ocean level in z-axis. This will enable the mechanism have optimum heat exchange surface at top level of the hot and cold water which the hurricanes starts to form. Since there are sensors that measure the temperatures in the two zones, the turbine on and off itself to circulate or stop the circulation depending up on the reading of the sensors and the data feed for acceptable temperature difference that safe from starting a hurricane. This is the best practical solution ever.

https://hackaday.io/project/176843-solving-the-hurricane-crisis

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    Anteneh Gashaw
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