Scalar weather generally means the ability to intentionally alter the weather for various purposes. These purposes may include preventing adverse weather like hurricanes and to keep them from occurring or evoke severe weather conditions against an oncoming enemy as a tactical method. Scalar weather effects can also be used to increase rain for the purpose of increasing water supply. Common scalar weather effects include:
Prevention of frost is mainly done for agricultural benefits. Frost can have quite a devastating effect on grapes and citrus.
This is the most common weather scalar effect where engineers convert the super cooled liquid droplets that form the cloud and prevent them precipitating. Since clouds are masses of drops of water and grains of ice, precipitation happens when the grains of ice grow heavy enough to fall to earth as snow, hail or rain. In most cases this is done when something important is about to happen and the rain, snow or hail might be a huge disruption
Fog and cloud dispersal
Fog and cloud dispersal is mostly done where the fog or cloud can result to economic losses for example having to halt air travelling as a result of the fog. Engineers tend to use dry ice to seed clouds so that the water droplets in the fog can eventually condense and clear from the air. As a result clouds and fog banks disappear.
Hurricane control is known to have both human and economic benefits. Cloud seeding not only helps in controlling rain, snow and hails it also reduces hurricane energy. Hurricanes can have an adverse effect on day-to-day businesses causing economic loss. They also affect humans as a result of the major damages they cause for example leaving people homeless and in other cases even causing deaths.
As much as scalar weather effects are surrounded by controversies they also play very important roles in the society.