METROMEX: Lessons for precipitation enhancement in the Midwest
Keywords:Weather Modification Research, Impacts of Human Activity
AbstractThe evluation of 3-years of METROMEX field operations and data interpretation have resulted in valuable design information for purposeful weather modification in the Midwest. The operational experience gained in METROMEX has shown the efficacy of mid-cloud level seeding and the necessity for either two radar systems or a sophisticated single system to serve the dual purpose of evaluation and aircraft guidance. The interpretive analyses for the establishment of the METROMEX precipitation anomaly exemplify the wisdom of combinatorial evaluation of statistical, physical and climatological data from surface and airborne meteorological instruments and from other geophysical observations related to precipitation modification. The sensitive evaluation methodology developed for METROMEX is considered directly applicable to future weather modification experiments in the Midwest.
Technical Notes and Correspondence
Authors that submit papers for publication agree to the Journal’s copyright and publication terms. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the manuscript’s authorship and initial publication in Journal of Weather Modification. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the Journal of Weather Modification. Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process to encourage productive exchanges and greater citation of the published article.
Articles are published online using restricted access for the first year. After the first year, articles are made freely available online. Immediate open access for an article may be obtained by the author paying an open access fee which is in addition to the normal page changes. Authors are expected to honor a page charge in order to support publication and distribution of the journal. After the author approves the gallery formatted version for publication, the Weather Modification Association’s Secretary will invoice the corresponding author for the page charges and payment is due within 30 days.