Weather control grid

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  • Federation term for satellite networks used to manipulate planetary weather (TNG: "The Mind's Eye", "True Q", "Sub Rosa", "Force of Nature"; Short Story: "The Slow Knife"; DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")
    • Primary purpose is to avert major loss of life from significant meteorological events by dispersing them safely during early stages of their manifestation (TNG: "True Q")
  • By 24th century, local weather control grid considered standard part of planetary colonization efforts from first settlement (Short Story: "The Slow Knife")
  • Potentially derived from Risan technology, as the Risan control grid existed pre-Federation (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")
  • Federation planets known to have weather control grids installed:
    • Caldos II (TNG: "Sub Rosa")
    • Earth (TNG: "True Q"; TNG Novel: The Light Fantastic)
      • Developed and activated c.2190s (TNG Novel: The Light Fantastic)
    • Galor IV (Novel: Immortal Coil)
    • Hekaras II (TNG: "Force of Nature")
    • Risa (TNG: "The Mind's Eye"; DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."; SCE Short Story: "Paradise Interrupted"; NF Novel: Renaissance)
      • In place by 2150s (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")
    • Setlik III (Short Story: "The Slow Knife")
  • Non-Federation planets known to have an analogous system:
    • Ab-Tzenketh (Novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)
    • Bajor (TLE Novel: Day of the Vipers)
    • Danter (NF Short Story: "A Lady of Xenex")
    • Eerlik (SCE Short Story: "Fatal Error")
    • Femra (VOY Novel: Acts of Contrition)
      • Described as common for the agricultural planets of the Confederacy (VOY Novel: Acts of Contrition)
    • Pheben III (KE Novel: A Burning House)