Ecological impacts of nucleating agents used in weather modification programs: An interdisciplinary assessment

D. Klein

Abstract


Weather modification has been carried out since the late 1940  period with silver iodide used as the nucleating agent in most  United States programs. Together with other aspects of weather modificatio programs, the question of the possible ecological  impacts of nucleating agents has been raised, both by scientific  workers and the lay public. Cooper and Jolly completed  environmental assessments of weather modification programs,  and possible environmental impacts of nucleating agents were  considered. Their analysis, based mainly on a review of the  available medical and toxicological literature on silver, suggested  that possible effects of these agents upon aquatic microorganisms  (especially in anaerobic environments) and fish populations could  be points of concern.

Keywords


Weather Modification Research, Impacts of Human Activity

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