There's a myth that hurricanes can be stopped by nuclear bombs. (Which it turns out, isn't true). I got to thinking about what might stop a hurricane from forming and it occurred to me, perhaps, cooling the surface water, not the air. Hurricanes form in part by warm water evaporating into a low pressure system. The warm water feeds the hurricane.
What would happen if you filled several tankers with liquid nitrogen (or a liquid nitrogen/oxygen mix) and poured this liquid onto the ocean surface in the path of the hurricane. Two things as I see it. Parts of the ocean surface would freeze, cooling it, cooling the air immediately above it and slowing evaporation of water into the air and, as liquid nitrogen turns to gas, the low pressure would be filled and reduced somewhat.
Now, I'm not saying it's practical, or worth the energy and cost it would take to perform such a task, filling tankers with liquid nitrogen just to cool part of the ocean surface, but in theory, and with enough liquid nitrogen, I think this just might work, at least, hurricanes could be reduced by this method.
Am I wrong in thinking this?