An early account of a flight to modify lightning storms

Vincent Schaefer


On February 4, 1948, Mr. Harry To Gisborne visited me at the
General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady to discuss our.
cloud modification studies. During this visit he pointed out that
fires started by cloud to ground lightning comprised at least 75%
of the causes of fire in the northern Rockies, and that in 1940
nearly 1500 fires occurred from lightning in a ten day period.....


Weather Modification Research

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