Seeding of Clouds in Tropical Climates

by W.E. Howell,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 55-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


Warm-cloud seeding with spray or hygroscopic particles often dissipates small clouds but often initiates or increases rainfall from clouds that exceed 4000 ft in depth; seeding with dry ice or silver iodide in supercooled clouds; results of warm-cloud seedings in tropical clouds; new model of convective cloud fields to determine approach of individual clouds to rainstage; effects of warm and of supercooled cloud seeding on this model.

Subject Headings: Weather modification | Tropical regions | Rainfall | Uncertainty principles | Particles | Ice

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