Project Stormfury 2 was the next generation of hurricane defense, previously it was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by flying aircraft into them and seeding with silver iodide. This time, other Experiments were Utilized.
The project was run by the United States Government from 2019 to 2027.
During the 1960s to 1970s, The Original hypothesis during the days of the first Project Stormfury was that the silver iodide would cause supercooled water in the storm to freeze, disrupting the inner structure of the hurricane. This led to the seeding of several Atlantic hurricanes. However, it was later shown that this hypothesis was incorrect. It was determined most hurricanes do not contain enough supercooled water for cloud seeding to be effective. Additionally, researchers found that unseeded hurricanes often undergo the same structural changes that were expected from seeded hurricanes. This finding called the Original Stormfury's successes into question, as the changes reported now had a natural explanation.
It is found that Cold, Dry air, particularly from the Saharan Air Layer, has Choked Off and Killed Hurricanes when enough is present.
Two Different Methods were used.
First, While not particularly built for Hurricanes or Hurricane Hunting, SR-71 Blackbird Jets had been equipped with time trigger activated Canisters fill with extremely cold, Dense Dust Particles.
Second, C-130 Hercules Planes would just spread the Dust through-out the storm.
The first experimental flight was flown in 2019, the first storm Experimented on was Hurricane Jerry in the Atlantic Basin.