Artificial Nucleation of Orographic Cumulus Clouds

  1. Helmut Weickmann
  1. Louis J. Battan and
  2. A. Richaed Kassander Jr.

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM005p0409

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

Battan, L. J. and Kassander, A. R. (1960) Artificial Nucleation of Orographic Cumulus Clouds, 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/GM005p0409

Author Information

  1. Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

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:

  • Cloud and precipitation processes;
  • Design of seeding experiment;
  • Heights of thunderstorms;
  • Lightning;
  • Orographic Cumulus clouds;
  • Rainfall

Summary

A brief summary is given of the results of randomized cloud-seeding experiments carried out during two summer seasons. Orographic Cumuli were seeded with an airborne AgI generator. The results to date have suggested that seeding causes important changes in the physical processes involved. It is planned to continue the experiments.