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The seeding of cumulus clouds by ground-based silver iodide generators

Posted date: August 14, 2015
Publication Year: 
1959
Authors: Schaefer, Vincent J.; Dieterich, John H.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Applied Math and Physics (ZAMP) 10(2): 174-188.

Abstract

The control of thunderstorms is a challenging objective in experimental meteorology. For the past five years it has been the long-range goal of Project Skyfire. The lightning storm season in western Montana, northern Idaho, eastern Oregon and Washington normally extends from June to September with the greatest storm intensity occurring in July and August. Over the past twenty year period approximately 70% of all fires occurring in the forests of the northwestern United States were caused by lightning.

Citation

Schaefer, Vincent J.; Dieterich, John H. 1959. The seeding of cumulus clouds by ground-based silver iodide generators. Journal of Applied Math and Physics (ZAMP) 10(2): 174-188.