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Rain in Death Valley



If the area you refer to is below sea-level, where would the hard-rains
runoff run off to?

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~> Sent: Thursday, October 01, 1998 1:32 PM
~> To: Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer
~> Subject: Re: I thought of an initialy regulated industry!... (fwd)
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~> > Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 21:22:24 +0200
~> > From: Anonymous <[email protected]>
~> > Subject: Re: I thought of an initialy regulated industry!...
~>
~> > > Personally, I favor the "Pournelle Solution": acquire a
~> 10-mile by 10-mile
~> > > region of the Mojave Desert. Not in an "ecologically
~> interesting" area of
~>
~> As was pointed out it does rain out there. Though there is a
~> more insidious
~> issue that makes such attempts worthless.
~>
~> Here's how it works...
~>
~> Humidity in the air settles on the materials. Because of the daily
~> temperature extremes the expansion of this water causes the materials to
~> break into very small particles. The wind comes along and
~> transports these
~> particles downwind.
~>
~> I'll leave the rest to your imagination and a couple of hours
~> with a geology
~> text on erosion.
~>
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