Precipitation Enhancement

This book is the outcome of a workshop held at Park City, Utah, 23-25 May, 1984. It is a collection of papers focusing focuses on physics of precipitation formation in clouds and the response of clouds to glaciogenic seeding.

Author: Roscoe Braham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781935704171

Category: Science

Page: 171

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This book is the outcome of a workshop held at Park City, Utah, 23-25 May, 1984. It is a collection of papers focusing focuses on physics of precipitation formation in clouds and the response of clouds to glaciogenic seeding. This book documents the debates and discussions that surrounded the topic of glaciogenic seeding during the time of the workshop. It is interesting as a historical evidence of the scientific progress of that time.

Unconventional Water Resources

Al Mazroui A (2017a) Advancing the science, technology and implementation of rain enhancement. Project of water security solutions in ... Braham RR (1986) Precipitation enhancement—a scientific challenge. Precipitation enhancement—a ...

Author: Manzoor Qadir

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030901462



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Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation

Coakley, J.A., R.L. Bernstein, and P.A. Durkee, Effects of ship-track effluents on cloud reflectivity, Science, 255, 423–430, 1987. ... in Precipitation Enhancement – A Scientific Challenge, edited by R.R. Braham, Jr., AMS Meteorol.

Author: Zev Levin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086903

Category: Science

Page: 386

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Life on Earth is critically dependent upon the continuous cycling of water between oceans, continents and the atmosphere. Precipitation (including rain, snow, and hail) is the primary mechanism for transporting water from the atmosphere back to the Earth’s surface. It is also the key physical process that links aspects of climate, weather, and the global hydrological cycle. Changes in precipitation regimes and the frequency of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, severe ice/snow storms, monsoon fluctuations and hurricanes are of great potential importance to life on the planet. One of the factors that could contribute to precipitation modification is aerosol pollution from various sources such as urban air pollution and biomass burning. Natural and anthropogenic changes in atmospheric aerosols might have important implications for precipitation by influencing the hydrological cycle, which in turn could feed back to climate changes. From an Earth Science perspective, a key question is how changes expected in climate will translate into changes in the hydrological cycle, and what trends may be expected in the future. We require a much better understanding and hence predictive capability of the moisture and energy storages and exchanges among the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, continents and biological systems. This book is a review of our knowledge of the relationship between aerosols and precipitation reaching the Earth's surface and it includes a list of recommendations that could help to advance our knowledge in this area.

Encyclopedia of Water Science Print

The ultimate way to evaluate a weather - modification project is through randomization : Storms are randomly selected for ... R.R. , Jr. , ( Ed . ) Precipitation Enhancement - A Scientific Challenge , Meteorological Monograph No.

Author: Bobby A. Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824709489

Category: Science

Page: 1104

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Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research

National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Committee on the Status of and ... Formation of rain shower by salt seeding. ... Precipitation enhancement—A scientific challenge.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309090537

Category: Science

Page: 143

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The weather on planet Earth is a vital and sometimes fatal force in human affairs. Efforts to control or reduce the harmful impacts of weather go back far in time. In this, the latest National Academies’ assessment of weather modification, the committee was asked to assess the ability of current and proposed weather modification capabilities to provide beneficial impacts on water resource management and weather hazard mitigation. It examines new technologies, reviews advances in numerical modeling on the cloud and mesoscale, and considers how improvements in computer capabilities might be applied to weather modification. Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research examines the status of the science underlying weather modification in the United States. It calls for a coordinated national research program to answer fundamental questions about basic atmospheric processes and to address other issues that are impeding progress in weather modification.

Radar in Meteorology

Precipitation Enhancement—A Scientific Challenge, Meteor. Monogr, 21(43), Amer. Meteor. Soc., 33–41. (Chapter 23a:1986b) —, and DJ. Musil, 1982: Case study of a hailstorm in Colorado. Part II: Particle growth processes at midlevels ...

Author: David Atlas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781935704157

Category: Science

Page: 806

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This fully illustrated volume covers the history of radar meteorology, deals with the issues in the field from both the operational and the scientific viewpoint, and looks ahead to future issues and how they will affect the current atmosphere. With over 200 contributors, the volume is a product of the entire community and represents an unprecedented compendium of knowledge in the field.

Human Impacts on Weather and Climate

The relationships among cloud microphysics, chemistry, and precipitation rate in cold mountain clouds. Atmos. Environ., 34, 2593–2602. ... Precipitation enhancement: A scientific challenge. Meteor. Monogr. 21.

Author: William R. Cotton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139461801

Category: Science


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This 2007 edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific and political debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on the regional scale. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms. This fully revised edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate.

Historical Essays on Meteorology 1919 1995

Research Paper 33, U.S. Weather Bureau, Washington, DC, 46 pp. Cooper, W.A., 1986: Ice initiation in natural clouds. Precipitation Enhancement—A Scientific Challenge, R. Braham Jr., Ed., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 29–41.

Author: James Fleming

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781940033846

Category: Science

Page: 617

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On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the American Meteorological Society engaged a number of eminent pioneers and leading practitioners to write about the fields they helped develop. They were joined by several professional historians of science and technology. The resulting essays constitute a substantial sampling of what has been learned since 1919 in the atmospheric sciences and services—in research, in education, and in the private sector. This volume will be of interest to weather professionals and enthusiasts, historians of science, and to students of science and history. It will help us calibrate where we are, where we have been, and where we might be going as a discipline. Hopefully it will inspire others to value the past and to dig into it more deeply. Such attention to history is a necessary step in the maturation of a scientific discipline.

Parameterization Schemes

In Precipitation Enhancement – A Scientific Challenge. Meteorology Monographs, No. 43. American Meteorological Society, pp. 29–32. Cortinas, J. V., Jr. and D.J. Stensrud (1995). The importance of understanding mesoscale model ...

Author: David J. Stensrud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107469655

Category: Science

Page: 478

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Numerical weather prediction models play an increasingly important role in meteorology, both in short- and medium-range forecasting and global climate change studies. The most important components of any numerical weather prediction model are the subgrid-scale parameterization schemes, and the analysis and understanding of these schemes is a key aspect of numerical weather prediction. This book provides in-depth explorations of the most commonly used types of parameterization schemes that influence both short-range weather forecasts and global climate models. Several parameterizations are summarised and compared, followed by a discussion of their limitations. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to monitor their understanding of the topics covered, and solutions are available to instructors at This will be an essential reference for academic researchers, meteorologists, weather forecasters, and graduate students interested in numerical weather prediction and its use in weather forecasting.