People, you need to think in terms of magnetic fields, not heat and convection terms.
Thanks for the response. I've been dealing with this for about 5 years now, so I've had a lot of time to work out all the issues.
Electrical engineers tend to see electricity in everything. H2O as a conductor of electricity to explain the power of storms is a dead end. Hydrogen bonds/force is categorically distinct from Ionic bonds/force.
Convection is wrong, but what is right is not simple:
The theory of storm dates to the 19th Century and a science-based evangelist named Espy.
Modern meteorologists have something in common with Espy. Espy was confounded by water. Modern meteorologists are confounded by water, . . . in fact, all of science is confounded by water. Much of the understanding of nature that we have currently is built on a false premise--about our understanding of water. That needs to get fixed first.
The reality is meteorology doesn't care about storm theory. The reasons for this are deeply rooted in their history. They are about forecasting. They are not about comprehending dynamic processes. Forecasting involves synoptics (statistical mapping). Convection theory is their marketing. Whether it is actually true or not makes no difference when you are using synoptic methods. And so, they assume the validity of the convection model of storm theory for the same reason that almost everybody else does, . . . it seems to make sense. Beyond that they don't give it much thought. Storm theory is the marketing wing of the discipline and, well, . . . it seems to be effective. So why change it? And so, they actually don't care about it or even give it much thought. It is built into their culture--it's like a parable. It's reflected in their nomenclature. But they don't really understand it as a dynamic process.
Meteorologists got one thing right. Water is involved in storms and atmospheric flow. It just doesn't have anything to do with convection. It has to do with the high surface tension associated with microdroplets under high energy (moist/dry) wind shear conditions. And it has to do with the fact that when you maximize the surface area of water you maximize its surface tension. This is the basis of the plasma that underlies the structure that is plainly evident in tornadoes and hurricanes.
It is our failure to understand the dynamics associated with H2O polarity and H bonding that needs to get fixed first.
This explains it all:
http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpB ... 82#p117060
James McGinn / Solving Tornadoes