Cooperative Weather Modification Program

by John T. Carr, Chf.; Weather Modification and Tech. Section, Tex. Dept. of Water Resources, Austin, Tex. 78701,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 97-104

Document Type: Journal Paper


The High Plains Cooperative Program (HIPLEX) is a Federally sponsored research effort in the field of weather modification in the United States high plains states. The Southern Sector of HIPLEX has been conducted in Texas from 1975 through 1979. Funding, management, and project execution are cooperatively shared by Federal, state, university and local entities. Scientific goals of HIPLEX include: establishing a cloud and precipitation climatology; establishing the relationships between large-scale weather conditions and storm cloud populations; relating small-scale weather conditions to cloud development; and examining microphysical and dynamic properties and processes relevant to selected case-study clouds. Technical objectives include: improving estimates of cloud precipitation by radar, evaluating the behavior of cloud systems and developing better observational and measurement techniques.

Subject Headings: Team building | Federal government | Project management | Dynamic properties | Light rail transit | Financing | Colleges and universities | Storms | United States | Texas

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