Cloud Seeding Chile

David Erickson, Oscar Badilla

Abstract


The historic background and a current cloud seeding operations project in Chile are discussed. The present affected areas are located in northern and north-central Chile, which are very productive agricultural areas with extremes in annual precipitation totals. Recent cloud seeding efforts were initiated in November 1979 using airborne silver iodide pyrotechnics. The discussion on this recent effort covers the first two year period through October 1981. This mis- sion oriented program is not designed as a scientific experiment. However, some possible results are discussed. 

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