Supersonic fighters could snuff out hurricanes
Lewis Page - 3rd December 2008
Russians patent shockwave storm-squelch scheme
A Russian professor at an Ohio university has applied to patent a method for snuffing out hurricanes by flying jet fighters around the eye of the storm at supersonic speeds.
Professor Arkadii Leonov and his collaborator Atanas Gagov, both of Akron Uni, actually filed their patent application “Hurricane Suppression by Supersonic Boom” last year. It was unearthed by the New Scientist patents column this week.