Evaluation of an operational hail suppression project in Texas

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  • Stanley Changnon Jr.

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Weather Modification Operations

Abstract

An investigation was performed to evaluate statistically the  results of the first four years of an ongoing hail suppression project in Texas so as to gain information relative to a decision on a future  hail suppression effort in Illinois. Continuous hail suppression  operations over a 4-year period and in a fixed area offer a good  opportunity to assess the effects of cloud base seeding as reflected  in surface hail data. Two sets of hail data with long-term historical  records in and around the 2-county area in Texas with hail  suppression projects in the 1970-73 period were investigated.

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Technical Notes and Correspondence