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Rain on the Sahara = Flooding In America

The development of a low pressure system over the Atlantic would result in the resurrection of the Sahara desert, while at the same time transforming a swath of the deep south in the United States into a perpetual swamp.

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In the image above you can see the 'Azores High Pressure System', (in greens yellows and oranges) which is steering a Hurricane and a tropical storm system in the United States Gulf Region (these low pressure storm systems are blue). Located above the Azores high pressure system you can see the 'Icelandic Low', another permanent feature, and part of the North Atlantic Oscillation (the Azores high and the Icelandic low tend to move further north in the summer months and then further south in the winter).

It is not possible to have a rainy Sahara desert while the Azores High Pressure system remains parked over the Atlantic Ocean, for it is this Azores High which is responsible for creating the drought conditions on the Sahara desert, by generating 'subsidence' (the air falls, rather than rises, and for this reason there is no rain generated).

Now I have been monitoring the weather for the last couple of weeks and I have noticed what happens when the Azores High disappears and is replaced by a counter clockwise low. This weather pattern generates a type of 'conveyer belt' effect, which pulls large amounts of moisture from the tropics over Africa, across the Atlantic to the Amazon, and then up and back around again to the Sahara, while at the same time pulling Pacific moisture across Central America and once again over the Atlantic to the Sahara. At the same time the same low pressure cell that pumps moisture onto the Sahara also pulls moisture from the Pacific up through the Gulf of Mexico and generates flooding in the Deep South of the United States.


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In this image from May 5th, 2011, you can see low pressure cells expelled from the Storm systems along the American East Coast pushing out into the Atlantic and pushing aside the Azores high.


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In this image from May 9th, 2011 you can see the current state of the Low Pressure cells in the mid Atlantic.


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The image above shows the circulation pattern that develops when the Azores High is replaced by a low pressure system spinning counter clockwise in the Atlantic.

Therefore we can see that creating a Garden on the Sahara involves only replacing the Azores High with a low pressure system.

You can watch a small video of this weather pattern by folloowing the link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =HS6yBsb7PSA...

According to the forecast of the meteorologists, this Atlantic Low Pressure system is supposed to disappear and be replaced by the typical Azores High Pressure system in the next few days.

What this analysis of the weather reveals is that as part of the trade off for the transformation of the Sahara into a lush meadow would be the perpetual flooding and total devastation of a swath of land along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the central United States. If the Sahara is reborn this flooded section of the United States will be permanently transformed into an inland sea, a gigantic uninhabitable swamp. No one will ever be able to live there again.


The Atlantic Low 10.May.2011 13:14

Brent

The Atlantic Low continues to grow in size, as you can see from this image from May 10th. You can see the low spinning, and a streak heading over to the Sahara over the Atlantic. You can also see more flooding rain coming from the American Mississippi region. So far the weather forecast has been inaccurate, and it is starting to look like the new Atlantic low is going to become a new permanent feature of the world's climate system. IN any case this weather pattern does bear watching.
Low May 10th
Low May 10th
Satellite May 10th
Satellite May 10th
Sahara May 10th
Sahara May 10th

Hurricane Alley 10.May.2011 14:03

Brent

It is the Atlantic High that steers hurricanes towards the United States, and with this weather system replaced by a low we would need to come up with a new Hurricane Forecast.

I would expect the American deep south to become 'Hurricane Alley', as hurricanes spawned in the Gulf are sucked up into the delta region, along with Hurricanes spawned in the Pacific which we should expect to be sucked into the Gulf region and then up through hurricane alley. We would then expect such storms to turn east and dump their remaining rain on the American East coast before the remnant of the storms are then pulled down and across the Atlantic and over to the Sahara by the counter clockwise rotation of the new Atlantic Low.

Now if such a low pressure system should become entrenched and replace the typical Azore's High as a new feature of the world climate system, then the most charitable thing that a person could do would be tell those people down in the American deep south to run for their lives. I don't know where they will go, or what they will do when they get there, but they won't be staying in that place, not if they want to live.
Proposal for a new Hurricane Forecast
Proposal for a new Hurricane Forecast

May 14th 14.May.2011 14:04

Brent

This story has also been posted here
 http://www.indymedia.org/en/2011/05/948203.shtml
The graphics links seem to function better on the main site.

I continue to monitor these interesting weather patterns in the Atlantic.

The Atlantic Low continues to grow in size. Now that it has formed a connection with the southern hemisphere it is beginning to suck up moisture from South America and the Pacific. The Satellite imagery also reveals that it is about to suck in and swallow the low pressure system on the American East Coast. The normal Azores high has been pushed up into the North East Atlantic.
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
Satellite May 14, 2011
Satellite May 14, 2011

Chicken Little 14.May.2011 14:45

Brent

I really do not want to play the role of that unpopular legendary figure, Chicken Little. No one likes it much when someone goes around the place raising a ruckus and upsetting everyone by saying that 'the sky is falling'.

Now as for this whole business about the sky falling, we can think of this being an event with a certain probability. I am dealing with my concerns by adopting a wait and see attitude, and I am assessing the situation on a day to day basis. It would seem right to me that if the sky was falling everyone should be able to draw their own conclusions and make their own judgments. Now as of May 14th my judgment is that the probability of the sky falling has increased, and it seems much more likely that the sky may be in the middle of process of falling. However I still want to adopt a wait and see approach. I would like to check back and see what develops after the low pressure system over Eastern America is swallowed and after that growing vortex has a chance to gobble up an inflowing stream of moisture from South America. I want to see if that vortex reaches some sort of tipping point, a critical threshold, after which time its growth becomes unstoppable, and it then grows to such a monstrous size that it dominates the entire Atlantic basin. Should this occur, then I would conclude that the sky was in fact falling, and I would leave to other people to draw their own conclusions.

As for this business of the falling sky, given human nature with such a nature being what it is, my advice to people might sound very hard and quite harsh, but I think that the best thing way to deal with a falling sky is to just become an objective dispassionate observer, and just stand by on the sidelines and watch if fall. It seems very unlikely that it would be possible to take any action that might be helpful. Keep in mind that there are people who are going to be absolutely furious, because they will say that Chicken Little was causing millions, perhaps even billions of dollars in losses by disrupting the day to day routines of people doing business. For this reason no one would ever want to tell people that the sky was falling unless it was a complete certainty that the sky was falling, and even then it would probably be a waste of time, for people will keep buying and selling things to each other right up until the very last moment, and then they will get around to losing millions and billions should the sky fall and interupt that cycle. In this way we can see that millions and billions were lost, but in the latter case it could not be said that it was all the fault of Chicken Little, because people only lost money because the sky fell on them, and interupted the business cycle. Therefore I conclude that the best thing to do would be to just become a detached observer and if the sky falls, it falls.

Unfortunately what this means in actual practice is that, should the sky fall, it will also be required that people find someway to deal with the horrifying aftermath, and all the people who got killed while they were caught at the last minute right in the middle of buying and selling things. You see, trying to rescue thousands or even tens or hundreds of thousands of people off the roofs of flooded houses is a logistical nightmare, and not something that is likely to happen. This would then require that the rest of the human race be forced to gawk in horror as a mass of people wind up getting killed off, having been blown off the roofs of flooded houses by hurricanes, because there was just no possible way to mount a rescue operation for such a large number of people.

Now there I go, playing the role of Chicken Little. I am saying these things not because I was hoping to save people from the potential worst case scenario, but rather just to point out what is required of an objective observer. You have to be able to deal with and accept dreadful scenarios such as the one I just described.

But let's not be to hasty. Let's just take this situation one day at a time and see what develops. Sometime in the next week or two the situation should become clear. For the moment I am adopting a wait and see attitude, and I am assessing the probability of the sky falling on a day to day basis, as I observe developments.