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geo-engineering experts since 2002,Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention , Solar radiation management,geoengineers,Marine Cloud Brightening, ocean acidification, stratospheric sulfate aerosols, Carbon dioxide removal,Greenhouse gas remediation & Carbon sequestration,climate change, runaway global warming, desertification,desertification mediation,rain maker,ground based cloud enhancement,atmospheric heat control,wind management,rain farming,transborder humidity management,precipitation sheds,watershed modification,Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum,UNFCCC,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Arctic geoengineering,Carbon negative fuel,Convention on Biological Diversity,Earth systems engineering & management,biorecharge,wildfire control,drought mitigation,Five Ways to Save the World,Haida Gwaii geoengineering controversy,climate control,climate management,climate evolution,atmospheric evolution,atmospheric management,air pollution control,air polution mitigation,hail cannons,weather control,weather modification,gare hypothesis,regional geoengineering,local geoengineering,regional weater modifiction,List of geoengineering topics,Macro-engineering,Planetary engineering,Project,Stormfury,Terraforming,Virgin Earth Challenge,Weather control,Hurricane modification,Convention on Biological DiversityWildfires are both increasing in frequency and intensity. This phenomena results in higher societal cost, and contributes to long term climate change.  Large wildfires are difficult to control with methods such as water drops and fire breaks. These techniques are limited by scale, as result most of these wildfires run a natural course of fuel consumption as the only sure termination.

 

Many techniques have been developed for wildfire mitigation including public education, fuel management, zoning restrictions and many more.   The GSE WMS system represents an important step in this field, by employing natural processes such as rainfall and wind to both prevent, manage and extinguish wildfires, while significantly reducing risks to firefighters and communities.


GSE, gravitational systems engineering, LLC has for years developed solutions to water and energy problems based upon alternative energy sources. GSE research has developed many devices that can be scaled to combat even the largest fires by using powerful natural systems, wind and rain, to change the atmospheric balance of water in the atmosphere (relative humidity) and increasing rainfall.

 

GSE is a research group which is leading in the development of simple natural solutions to big problems, such as energy from dynamic gravity and regional geo-engineering techniques.  The WMS is the result of this research. WMS ideally should be employed when conditions predict wildfire activity, but they can also be employed in the center of a fire zone, and operate without an operator. Operation of a series of WMS devices in the center of a wildfire can effectively reduce oxygen availability, for the fire, as air saturation is optimized.

 

WMS devices can be located to protect a particular area or evacuation route. When employed along an evacuation route sufficient energy can be recovered from vehicle movement to power the systems. Energy can be recovered from moving traffic with our PECs, (pressure to electricity converters),devices, which are employed on the roadways.

The GSE solution to wildfire mitigation is to provide mobile towers, which can quickly be erected as tall as 50-100ft tall with commercial scaffolding. These truck based towers are stationed near to the closest, or strategically selected, water source. Hoses are connected to the water source, and the WMS device is erected and stabilized with guided wires, various controls are set, and the dense mist begins to pour into the atmosphere.  Each tower features a 100-400 Hp engine to run a package of vortex lift appliances.   Heat from the engine can be transferred to the water stream to enhance mist lift.

 

Potential WMS water sources;

 

- Oceans

- Lakes

- Rivers

- Runoff pools

Technical Illustrations:


Typical WMS implementation technical overview:

 

Typical WMS drive and engine configuration:

- Municipal swimming pools WMS Installation Illustration:

User comments


Agricultural scale misting for cooling and pesticide application is a well established, yet very similar technique.  Some concerns have been raised about the potential human and health impacts of WMS operations, due to this often sad history.  Research indicates that the dense mists are close to those in a wet sauna.

Each WMS device can deliver as much water to the atmosphere in the fire zone, as an aircraft water drop, every 10-15 minutes.  Effectively reducing the cost of wildfire fighting by at least 50%.  Mist leaving the WMS can have the force of 110 mph, which can deliver, about 24% of the generated mist to the productive cloud layer.  WMS is a highly scalable solution to nascent, emergent and active wildfires.  Retardants can be delivered by the systems, yet they are generally not necessary, which is a boon to ecological sustainability.

 



When the dense mist generated from an active WMS, encounters a wildfire, initial fire suppression from oxygen depravation and cooling occurs, and rain generating evaporation is also significantly enhanced. Super saturated air has a much lower dew point. The lower dew point, will also generate the unique phenomena of cloud formation below the PBL (Planetary Boundary Layer: 500-1100 ft).  This allows clouds, (dense fog), to form in cooler areas of the overall fire zone, allowing the wildfire to be suppressed internally, similar to aircraft water dumps.


Available internal components include;

Device Description GSE
P-N
Master Pump pulls water from a nearby source, configuration may vary from hose based to immersive pumps, [centrifugal].  Recommended is the, immersive trailer mounted; Gator Whale GSE-MPU-c
Lift Generator up to 13 of these devices can installed in the erect tower, 2 are a part of the basic configuration. Each device consist of  a 8 hp fan assembly with misting blades. GSE-LGF-r
Vortex Lift Device each unit adds sufficient lift to water supplied by 97 ft, as light or heavy mist.  Multiple units can be combined to increase lift to lower cloud layers (PBL) GSE-VLD-a
Centripetal Separator removes fine particulates (range: 15% to 21% per 10 micro g/m3) GSE-CS-a
Attitude management allows the erected towers to be tilted up to 15% degrees during execution GSE-ATM-a
Dual band UV Light kills organic materials in lift stream GSE-UVP-a
Burst Generator allows the operator to introduce delayed burst operation. GSE-BGE-a
Other options:  
36" Radius 30 ft. tall, truck based, with stability enhancement : quick assembly LAS-36-WMS
72" Radius 50 ft. tall, trucks (2) based , with stability enhancement: medium assembly LAS-72-WMS
108" Radius 90 ft, tall, land based  : complex assembly, may require a constructed, improvised or existing base. LAS-108-WMS
Steel shell Extends the life of the unit by 60%, before the units must require major service. LAS-72S-WMS


Each WMS, 36" radius, tower can be erected in less than 4 hours, and when strategically located in or near wildfire prone regions, can be up and running in less than 8 hours.

WMS Installation Illustration:


These tower can convert unpressurized water, from a lake or river., into either a heavy mist, or increased rainfall which is the most effective methods of controlling natural fires. Each WMS tower can deliver hundreds of gallons per minute, of buoyant water molecules to the local atmosphere. A set of these devices strategically located can create both cool zones, which inhibit wildfire expansion, as well as regional rainfall which can suppress even large wildfires in a few days. 

geo-engineering experts since 2002,Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention , Solar radiation management,geoengineers,Marine Cloud Brightening, ocean acidification, stratospheric sulfate aerosols, Carbon dioxide removal,Greenhouse gas remediation & Carbon sequestration,climate change, runaway global warming, desertification,desertification mediation,rain maker,ground based cloud enhancement,atmospheric heat control,wind management,rain farming,transborder humidity management,precipitation sheds,watershed modification,Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum,UNFCCC,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Arctic geoengineering,Carbon negative fuel,Convention on Biological Diversity,Earth systems engineering & management,biorecharge,wildfire control,drought mitigation,Five Ways to Save the World,Haida Gwaii geoengineering controversy,climate control,climate management,climate evolution,atmospheric evolution,atmospheric management,air pollution control,air polution mitigation,hail cannons,weather control,weather modification,gare hypothesis,regional geoengineering,local geoengineering,regional weater modifiction,List of geoengineering topics,Macro-engineering,Planetary engineering,Project,Stormfury,Terraforming,Virgin Earth Challenge,Weather control,Hurricane modification,Convention on Biological DiversityWMS devices located near an active fire will lift hundreds of thousands of gallons (GPM) of water per unit to the productive cloud layer (PBL), via evaporation from the active fire.  An array of 20 strategically located WMS units can bring even the largest fires under control within a few days with adequate energy and water supplies.

The systems can be fed from municipal water or from a lake or river.  Each WMS device can consume 2.5-3 million gallons of water each day.  The systems are constructed of approved long polymers, and can provide many years of use and service to the community.

The impact of this increased humidity, as mist or air saturation, is to both suppress the spread of the fires and to alter the fuel conversion cycles that feed fire expansion.  This a common sense way to convert fuel, or vehicle traffic, into increased humidity and intensifying the level of rain conditions.

The WMS system is new and we can still benefit from your questions and comments. commentsWMS@gravitationalsystem.com

For more information about sales or development support, please contact us at; WildfireMS@gravitationalsystems.org


 
  Other wildfire fighting devices from GSE:

Please contact WMsolutions@gravitationalsystems.com

 
 
Vehicle powered roadway lighting Allows for continuous off-grid roadway lighting on evacuation routes.  Lights are powered by the movement of traffic.  
Vehicle powered water pumping as vehicles move through the area, each vehicle add significant PSI to existing pipes, especially well suited to positive-grade movement of large volumes of water.  
Vehicle powered smoke scrubbing large particulates are drawn into containment employing the movement of vehicles through the evacuation path.  
Vehicle powered electrical generators vehicle movement is converted into kinetic energy to operated generators, without explosive fuels.  
     
     
 
 

Other applications for GSE LAS (WMS) systems.

Regional irrigation Tornado steering
Regional pest mitigation Atmospheric heat mitigation
De-watering Air pollution mitigation
Bio-recharge water purification Construction site preparation
Rivers to Rain programs  
 
 

 

 
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