Changing Perceptions of the Israeli Weather Modification Program

Arnett S Dennis

Abstract


During the 1970s the Israeli weather modification program came to be viewed as a unique demonstration of the ability of cloud seeding to increase rainfall at the ground. This distorted view of its importance may have hampered the development of cloud seeding technology in the United States and in the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Precipitation Enhancement Project (PEP). Recent work has led to more conservative estimates of its relevance to the possibility of successful weather modification in other parts of the world.

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