An Overview of the Activities on Cloud Seeding Experiment in Korea

Authors

  • Sung-Gil Hong Meteorological Research Institute (METRI) Seoul, Korea
  • Won-Geun Eom Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) Seoul, Korea

Abstract

In Korea, a cloud seeding experiment was conducted using a ground-based AgI generator and an aircraft dry ice dispenser in 1963 and 1964. That experiment was discontinued due to technical problems. In 1994 and 1995, a severe drought hit the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) decided to again start a cloud seeding project for precipitation enhancement. The Meteorological Research Institute (METRI) started experiments April 1995, using a CN235M airplane of the Korea Air Forces to conduct airborne seeding operations.

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Technical Notes and Correspondence