A Review of Cloud Classifications in Warm Season Weatiter Modification Operations And Research

Bruce A Boe

Abstract


The use and in some cases the origins of unofficial but descriptive cloud classifications in warm season weather modification operations and research during the last twenty-five years (1974- 1999) is reviewed. These classifications, while not formally recognized, often offer insight into the nature of the projects during which they originated. In many cases the cloud classifications are indicative of the pressures and frustrations associated with field operations, borne from constant anticipation of ever-changing weather for weeks or months at a time.

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