Accession Number:

AD0736004

Title:

Project COLD RAIN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The report describes the techniques and results of an Air Weather Service operation aimed at augmenting rainfall in south-central Texas. The Air Force portion of the project, termed COLD RAIN, was conducted in June of l971 and formed part of a large Texas drought-relief program directed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The primary goal of the COLD RAIN operation was, by seeding super-cooled cumulus clouds with silver-iodide nucleating material, to increase rainfall over what would have occurred naturally in as wide a geographical area as possible. A secondary, but very important consideration was to gain as great an understanding as possible about cloud response to seeding in order to refine and improve present-day rain-augmentation techniques. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE