Potential economic benefits of hail suppression to crop producers in different regions of the United States

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  • Craig Potter
  • Steven Sonka

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Weather Modification Operations

Abstract

Changnon and Morgan, in a recent issue of this journal, review a  number of past hail suppression efforts as to the effectiveness of  these efforts in reducing hail and/or altering rainfall. In addition,  they specify future scenarios and an associated level of hail  suppression effectiveness for each scenario. The research reported  in that paper was part of a 15 month technology assessment of hail suppression in the United States. Another component of that  multidisciplinary effort was an evaluation of the economic incentive  for farmers in different regions of the nation to support the  adoption of hail suppression. The results of that evaluation are reported in this paper.

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Technical Notes and Correspondence