A Project for a Formation of Cumulonimbus by Artificial Convection

  1. Helmut Weickmann
  1. Henri Dessens

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM005p0396

Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959

Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959

How to Cite

Dessens, H. (1960) A Project for a Formation of Cumulonimbus by Artificial Convection, in Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959 (ed H. Weickmann), American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM005p0396

Author Information

  1. Observatoire Du Puy De DôMe, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1960

Book Series:

  1. Geophysical Monograph Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Waldo E. Smith

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900056

Online ISBN: 9781118668931

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Keywords:

  • Artificial cloud seeding;
  • Cloud seeding;
  • Coupled convection;
  • Developmentof artificial convecion;
  • Economical atomic energy;
  • Formation of Cumulonimbus;
  • Solar meteotron

Summary

The researches on the weather control should not be restricted to the nucleation of the clouds. The convection process plays a first importance part in the formation of the precipitation. After several experiments with great brush fires, an experimental installation capable of modifying the local system of convection sufficiently to produce rain has been planned. This installation called ‘meteotron' will consist of a pump serving 100 burners with fuel oil, so that the total consumption will be of the order of one ton per minute. The results of the experiments with great brush fires indicate that the formation of artificial thunderstorms will probably be obtained, at least in equatorial regions, by working with the meteotron.