Submarines to destroy ocean storms

by brian lam

Typhoons, hurricanes and other ocean-borne storms are powered by warm ocean water temperatures. So Japanese hydraulic engineering company Ise Kogyo has patented a submarine design that can siphon cold water from 30 meters down to the surface in order to sap the strength of storms. The plan is that a fleet of 20 subs would pump 480 metric tons of cold water up, which would take the surface temps down 3 degrees Celsius over 57,000 square meters.


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