History of “Rainmaking”
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 61, Issue 41, page 658, 7 October 1980
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1980), History of “Rainmaking”, Eos Trans. AGU, 61(41), 658–658, doi:10.1029/EO061i041p00658-03.(
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Thirteen years after he worked with Irving Langmuir on the project that won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Vincent J. Schaefer filled an ordinary home freezer, supercooled well below freezing, with the moisture from his breath. He then dropped a crystal of dry ice into the freezer and produced snowflakes. This first success in the history of cloudseeding research led to Project Cirrus, a 6-year study conducted at the General Electric Company Research Laboratory in Schenectady, New York. The story of the project is told in a recently published book, Early History of Cloud Seeding.