Preliminary Data on Reported Weather Modification Activities in the U.S. for CY 1981


  • Mason T Charak National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Rockville, MD


All nonfederally sponsored attempts to modify the weather must be reported to the Secretary of Commerce in compliance with Public Law 92-205 enacted in 1971. Responsibility for administering the reporting program was delegated by the Secretary to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a year later. Relevant Federal agencies agreed to report their weather modification activities to NOAA in 1973. Consequently, the reporting program provides a unique source of information on weather modification projects undertaken in the United States and its territories. Timely reporting of activities supplies information that can be used to assess the possibility of harm to persons, property, or the environment, or of interference with Federal or other research projects. The data are also used to show the trends in weather modification activity over the years and around the country.




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