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Postby LimaUniformNovemberAlpha » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:17 pm

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

Erick is on its way toward Hawaii, and Flossie is hot on its trail. Erick's expected to just miss to the south, but Flossie looks like it could be a direct hit.

Why can't they build a gigantic horizontal wind turbine to the east of Hawaii, so that any passing hurricane loses at least some of its energy to the blades of the turbine AND generates electricity they could store for later use?
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Postby Jean-Paul Sartre » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:18 pm

LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

Erick is on its way toward Hawaii, and Flossie is hot on its trail. Erick's expected to just miss to the south, but Flossie looks like it could be a direct hit.

Why can't they build a gigantic horizontal wind turbine to the east of Hawaii, so that any passing hurricane loses at least some of its energy to the blades of the turbine AND generates electricity they could store for later use?

Just build a really big fan and blow it away.
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Postby Zandovia » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:21 pm

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LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

Erick is on its way toward Hawaii, and Flossie is hot on its trail. Erick's expected to just miss to the south, but Flossie looks like it could be a direct hit.

Why can't they build a gigantic horizontal wind turbine to the east of Hawaii, so that any passing hurricane loses at least some of its energy to the blades of the turbine AND generates electricity they could store for later use?

Just build a really big fan and blow it away.

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LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

Erick is on its way toward Hawaii, and Flossie is hot on its trail. Erick's expected to just miss to the south, but Flossie looks like it could be a direct hit.

Just build a really big fan and blow it away.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:25 pm

Aren’t those considered typhoons when in that region? Could be wrong.
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Postby N7eternia » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:36 pm

We will be okay, and there's nothing really to do if it's a huge disaster.

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Postby Markev » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:39 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Aren’t those considered typhoons when in that region? Could be wrong.

There seems to be a system to the names that I wasn't aware of:

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The area where the water is usually too cold is also where Bloop and R'lyeh are.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:43 pm

Markev wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Aren’t those considered typhoons when in that region? Could be wrong.

There seems to be a system to the names that I wasn't aware of:

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The area where the water is usually too cold is also where Bloop and R'lyeh are.


Interesting. Typhoons are only for Asia. I always thought any cyclonic system in the Pacific was a typhoon.

Ah, the Bloop. Always disturbing as all hell to hear the recording.
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Postby Bombadil » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Oddly a typhoon has sprung out of nowhere here in HK and they're likely to raise a T8 shortly, it's not a bad one but it's quite early and it kind of popped up out of the blue.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:01 pm

LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:Why can't they build a gigantic horizontal wind turbine to the east of Hawaii, so that any passing hurricane loses at least some of its energy to the blades of the turbine AND generates electricity they could store for later use?


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Postby Dresderstan » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:15 pm

Markev wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Aren’t those considered typhoons when in that region? Could be wrong.

There seems to be a system to the names that I wasn't aware of:

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The area where the water is usually too cold is also where Bloop and R'lyeh are.

Uhhh, I don't get it, how is the water too cold in the western part of SA?
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Postby Heloin » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:21 pm

Dresderstan wrote:
Markev wrote:There seems to be a system to the names that I wasn't aware of:

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The area where the water is usually too cold is also where Bloop and R'lyeh are.

Uhhh, I don't get it, how is the water too cold in the western part of SA?

It's water coming up from the Antarctic. Stops Cyclones from forming and keeps Cthulhu nice and cool.
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Postby Kowani » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:14 pm

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Dresderstan wrote:Uhhh, I don't get it, how is the water too cold in the western part of SA?

It's water coming up from the Antarctic. Stops Cyclones from forming and keeps Cthulhu nice and cool.

So that’s where he lives!
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:27 pm

I doubt building huge wind turbines will help fan off the storm. Wind that is generated could diffuse into other areas, thus of no help to ease the intensity of the storm.

And what’s the point of building wind turbines when they’ll just be knocked down by hurricanes?

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Postby Duvniask » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:40 am

Bluelight-R006 wrote:I doubt building huge wind turbines will help fan off the storm. Wind that is generated could diffuse into other areas, thus of no help to ease the intensity of the storm.

And what’s the point of building wind turbines when they’ll just be knocked down by hurricanes?

You realise that was probably a joke, right?
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Postby LimaUniformNovemberAlpha » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 am

Duvniask wrote:
Bluelight-R006 wrote:I doubt building huge wind turbines will help fan off the storm. Wind that is generated could diffuse into other areas, thus of no help to ease the intensity of the storm.

And what’s the point of building wind turbines when they’ll just be knocked down by hurricanes?

You realise that was probably a joke, right?

No, it wasn't. Wind turbines in general (slightly) reduce wind speeds that pass through them. It stands to reason that a large enough one, aligned horizontally, and designed to handle the winds, would do the same.
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Postby Ifreann » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 am

LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:
Duvniask wrote:You realise that was probably a joke, right?

No, it wasn't. Wind turbines in general (slightly) reduce wind speeds that pass through them. It stands to reason that a large enough one, aligned horizontally, and designed to handle the winds, would do the same.

I'd guess that it's just not possible for a wind turbine of any design to handle hurricane force winds. And I don't think there'd be any point in aligning it horizontally.
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Postby Greed and Death » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:33 am

Bombadil wrote:Oddly a typhoon has sprung out of nowhere here in HK and they're likely to raise a T8 shortly, it's not a bad one but it's quite early and it kind of popped up out of the blue.

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Postby Ohioan Territory » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:35 am

I hope Hawaiians don't get their hopes up for federal funding for relief.
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Postby Scomagia » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 am

Ohioan Territory wrote:I hope Hawaiians don't get their hopes up for federal funding for relief.

They're a state.
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Postby Ohioan Territory » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:48 am

Scomagia wrote:
Ohioan Territory wrote:I hope Hawaiians don't get their hopes up for federal funding for relief.

They're a state.

Wow, that's news to me. Thanks so much.
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Postby The New California Republic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:51 am

Ohioan Territory wrote:
Scomagia wrote:They're a state.

Wow, that's news to me. Thanks so much.

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Postby San Lumen » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:52 am

LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

Erick is on its way toward Hawaii, and Flossie is hot on its trail. Erick's expected to just miss to the south, but Flossie looks like it could be a direct hit.

Why can't they build a gigantic horizontal wind turbine to the east of Hawaii, so that any passing hurricane loses at least some of its energy to the blades of the turbine AND generates electricity they could store for later use?

Is this a serious post? Such a turbine would not only be ridiculously expensive it would be impractical. Plus I doubt a wind turbine would have any effect on a hurricane. Wind shear is effective at cloud tops not at sea level I think. Im not a meteorologist though.

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Postby The New California Republic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:53 am

San Lumen wrote:Plus I doubt a wind turbine would have any effect on a hurricane.

Set them to blow. Blow the hurricane away. :)
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