The Journal of Weather Modification 2020-08-05T17:59:21+00:00 Dr. Tom DeFelice Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Weather Modfication publishes articles related to weather modification research, operations, and instrumentation, with a historical emphasis on operations. Articles on cloud physics and aerosol-cloud interactions of relevance to weather modification operations may also be published. The scope covered by the articles are subdivided into; 'Scientific Papers' or Technical Notes and Correspondence'. Articles published in the 'Scientific Papers' section are put through the industry standard scientific peer-review by experts. The reviewers provide a recommendation to the Journal Editor who then makes the decision that the article is acceptable for publication. The 'Technical Notes and Correspondence' section is for papers of general interest to the weather modification community. They are put through an industry standard science and technical peer-review. The Correspondence section may contain information about the Journal, messages from the Weather Modification Association, and 'In Memory' notes about people in the weather modification community. </p> In Memoriam - Joe Busto 2020-08-05T17:59:21+00:00 Andrew Kickert <p>John Joseph Busto was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1967, and died in Lakewood, Colorado, on December 5, 2019 at the age of 52, after a strong battle against cancer. He is survived by his son, Coyle Busto. This In-Memorian is a collection of reflections and memories from Joe's friends and colleagues.</p> 2020-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The Journal of Weather Modification The impact of John Hallet on the field of weather modification 2020-06-08T18:12:18+00:00 Andrew Detwiler (none) 2020-07-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The Journal of Weather Modification The Stalker method for increased predictability of fluids by moving beyond state variable measurements to enabling underlying physical processes 2020-06-22T20:15:32+00:00 James R Stalker <p align="LEFT">Physical processes are not usually measured nor are adequately simulated using the current numerical weather prediction (NWP) models due to the inadequate spatial and temporal resolution such models employ. The state variables, such as wind speed and temperature, are often measured only at relatively fewer number of locations compared to a larger number of measurement locations theoretically required for more accurate fluid depiction and predictability. Because of such fewer measurement locations, the available measurements of the state variables are usually inter(extra)polated to many of these unmeasured locations, without accounting for the underlying physical processes that shape the state variables to start with. These background physical processes may occur at any given fluid location, with collective influences emanating in all of the spatial scales around that location or in the context of the NWP models they occur in both grid-resolvable and subgrid scales. Since sparse information of the state variables is heavily relied upon for depicting the fluid behavior and predictability today, both grid-resolvable and subgrid physical processes are usually unaccounted for in the current fluid simulation efforts. Also, the subgrid physical processes and many other physical process parameterization schemes and methods (e.g., data assimilation) are usually defined in terms of the grid-resolvable state variables. The absence of a detailed treatment of the physical processes in the current NWP methods (or approaches) points to rather large data gaps many fluid sciences deal with and thus is the limitation within such sciences. A scientifically valid method, the Stalker method, to overcome that limitation by filling such data gaps is the crux of this note. <span>The importance of the noted physical process influences is even more critical for the weather modification efforts, as even deeper data gaps exist when resolutions finer than 1-km are required for fluid depiction and predictability.</span></p> 2020-07-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The Journal of Weather Modification