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Title: Weather control

Abstract

Weather modification, the intentional altering of atmospheric conditions to suit the purposes of humankind, has five basic forms: (1) fog dissipation; (2) rain and snow enhancement; (3) hail suppression; (4) lightning suppression; and (5) the abatement of severe storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The dissipation of fog and the seeding of clouds with dry ice or silver iodide to produce rain are the most successful weather modification techniques. Both are used extensively and with varying degrees of success in the United States and around the world. Cloud seeding, though, is not effective in easing the harshness of a drought, such as the one that hit the Southwest, Midwest and Great Plains this summer.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6810349
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6810349
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Ed. Res. Rep. (Wash., D.C.); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11:9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WEATHER; MODIFICATIONS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CLIMATES; CLOUDS; HURRICANES; METEOROLOGY; SILVER IODIDES; STORMS; DISASTERS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; IODIDES; IODINE COMPOUNDS; SILVER COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS 500100* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Basic Studies-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Leepson, M. Weather control. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Leepson, M. Weather control. United States.
Leepson, M. Fri . "Weather control". United States.
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abstractNote = {Weather modification, the intentional altering of atmospheric conditions to suit the purposes of humankind, has five basic forms: (1) fog dissipation; (2) rain and snow enhancement; (3) hail suppression; (4) lightning suppression; and (5) the abatement of severe storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The dissipation of fog and the seeding of clouds with dry ice or silver iodide to produce rain are the most successful weather modification techniques. Both are used extensively and with varying degrees of success in the United States and around the world. Cloud seeding, though, is not effective in easing the harshness of a drought, such as the one that hit the Southwest, Midwest and Great Plains this summer.},
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journal = {Ed. Res. Rep. (Wash., D.C.); (United States)},
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year = {1980},
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