Weather Modification Made Easy — A Cookbook Recipe

by John W. James, Mountain West Weather Service, Reno, NV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Operational Cloud Seeding Projects in the Western United States


This paper takes a cookbook approach to the development of a well organized and efficient cloud seeding endeavor, by discussing seven important items necessary for a successful program. The seven areas of importance are: personnel selection; preliminary feasibility study; site selection (AgI, weather stations, RAOB, radar, etc. ); equipment selection, installation, and maintenance (including aircraft, if needed); environmental surveillance (including suspension criteria); seeding criteria; and seeding effectiveness (project analysis).

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Weather modification | Feasibility studies | Construction sites | Site investigation | Radar | Maintenance and operation | Aircraft and spacecraft

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