An examination of the rainfall distribution over the target area of the Colorado River Municipal Water District's weather modification program

Authors

  • John Girdzus
  • George Bowmar

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Weather Modification Research

Abstract

Although the application of weather modification technology has  become increasingly widespread in this country over the past ten to 15 years, the effects of cloud seeding remain a source of  controversy. The arguments for and against weather  modification have been as stormy as the necessary atmospheric  conditions themselves. The findings from one fairly recent  survey of weather modification programs in the United States  indicate that precipitation from some types of cloud systems can be increased if the systems are treated properly. However, many questions remain unanswered. Also of great concern is the  matter of what effect  seeding of clouds in one area may have on modifying precipitation  in areas downwind......

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Technical Notes and Correspondence