Thanks to Sam for all this content. It's not typical climate-change stuff, so a little unusual for this group.
Here's the wiki i built for it. I hope people will add to and edit it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_geoengineering 2008/12/30 Sam Carana <sam.car...@gmail.com>: > > Here are some thought that may be helpful, Andrew. > > How about first editing the webpage at > http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrology > Start a new sub branch called hydrological geoengineering > referring to the page at > http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrological_Geoengineering > > Then, on the latter page, include some geoengineering projects that > have been discussed for years, when the term geoengineering wasn't as > closely associated with global warming as it is today. Geoengineering > projects in the past included engineering projects that spanned entire > continents, such as the following three proposals to engineer rain in > Australia, the dry continent: > > - In 1998, John West came up with the idea of a 2,300km canal to split > Australia in two, from Darwin in the north to the Spencer Gulf in > South Australia. The canal would allow ships to access the center of > Australia and provide water for irrigation by means of desalination > plants. Much water would evaporate inland from the canal and > contribute to clouds and rain. > > - Lawrence James Hogan described in his book "Man-made mountain", 1979 > (ISBN: 0959557105) the idea to construct a mountain range, 2000km > long, 10km wide at the base, 4 km tall and with a 2km plateau at the > top, from the south of Australia to the Timor Sea in the north. The > idea was that this could create rain in the dry interior of Australia, > starting rivers that could fertilize large tracts of land. > > - Proposals to pipe or channel seawater into Lake Eyre were made as > far back as 1883. Lake Eyre is a usually dry lake which at its lowest > point is 15 meter below sea-level. Flooding Lake Eyre could create > clouds and rain for inland Australia, which could similarly turn > desert into fertile land. > > The above projects could be regarded as hydraulic or hydrological > geoengineering projects because of their scale and they all date back > more than a decade. > > You could also mention projects in China. For years there have also > been fears in India that China would start diverting water from the > Yarlung Zangbo River (upper reaches of the Brahmaputra) in the > Himalaya to the north of China. Two years ago, China's Water Resources > Minister Wang Shucheng, a hydraulic engineer, denied that there were > such plans, but the fears continue in India and Bangladesh. > > Because such plans affect huge amounts of people and span huge amount > of land, they are sometimes described as geoengineering projects. > Similarly, the Three Gorges Dam, constructed along the Yangtze river, > is - because of its huge scale - sometimes described as a hydrological > geoengineering project. > > In 2003, the Chinese government announced plans for a $60-billion > scheme to divert water from a tributary of the River Yangtze > northwards from three different locations, partly using the old Grand > Canal, which was built in imperial times to transport goods. Earlier > this month, New Scientist reported that the completion date for the > has been postponed and that the project is now in doubt. The eastern > route, using the ancient Grand Canal, is held up because factories are > polluting the canal. The western route, tapping the Yangtze headwaters > in Tibet, has not been started. Officials also blame pollution for the > latest delay to the middle route - a canal stretching more than 1200 > kilometres from the Danjiangkou reservoir on the River Han. > > Anyway, you could include such above projects on the page at > http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrological_Geoengineering > Then, you could mention a sub branch on that page called > arctic hydrological geoengineering > > Cheers! > Sam Carana > > > On Dec 30, 10:11 pm, "Andrew Lockley" <andrew.lock...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> Wikipedia is going to DELETE the hydrological geoengineering article >> as they say that the name is not found outside wikipedia (well >> spotted, I made it up). To stop this, I need to know what the PROPER >> term (used in the literature) for such projects are. In the meantime, >> I will probably have to move all the content onto the main geoeng page >> to preserve it - sorry if it then loos a bit cluttered. >> >> A > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "geoengineering" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to geoengineering+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/geoengineering?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---