Alton Towers Seeks to Control Weather

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Alton Towers Seeks to Control Weather to Improve Attendance
Alton Towers Theme Park - UKAlton Towers, located in Staffordshire, England, is home to a world-class roller coaster in the B&M invert Nemesis, and other notable coasters like Oblivion, Air, & Rita Queen of Speed. The park is also home to some pretty dreary weather. Their looking to change all of that with the same cloud seeding technology that China is using for the 2008 Olympic Games. For years both China and Russia have been seeding clouds to ensure that the clouds produce rain before they reach areas where important outdoor events are being held.

Think of the effect on the U.S.’s weather system if Dan Snyder & Mark Shapiro decided to manipulate the weather around all 13 of its parks. Weather control sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’m still waiting for my jet pack and flying car. Check out the rest of the story at the UK Daily Mail.

Do you think anyone should be controlling the weather? What about theme parks? Leave a comment below.

2 Comments

  1. Cloud seeding helps augment precipitation by 10 to 30 percent*********************************see the following web sites for details on how cloud seeding helps:http://www.physics.isu.edu/weather/kmdbbd/cloudseed.pdf http://www.geocities.com/prof_shivajirao/cloudseedingbenefits.html http://english.people.com.cn/english/200007/14/eng20000714_45496.html http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-06-29-chihttp://commerce.senate.gov/pdf/golden.pdf http://www.gitam.edu/old/www.gitam.edu/science/envstud/English-Book.pdf kindly study the work done successfully in 40 countries during the last 50 years and copy the example of China in this matterprof.T.Shivaji RaoE-mail;profshivajirao@hotmail.com

  2. Thanks for the resources professor. According to the UK Theme Park Blog, parks over there drop there ticket prices due to rain. See the post below:Rain Forces Theme Park Ticket Price CutsThe UK must get pounded by days and days of consistent rain to actually plan to lower ticket prices for an extended period of time. Now I can see why Alton Towers is looking into cloud seeding.

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