Accession Number:

AD0773473

Title:

Project Foggy Cloud V, Panama Canal Warm Fog Dispersal Program.

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication Aug-Dec 72,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

In 1972 experiments were conducted along the Gaillard Cut to test a number of different means of dispersing and suppressing fog. Among the techniques tested were helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft seeding of fogs with various fog-dispersal agents, ground-based seeding with various agents, and fog suppression by spreading monomolecular films on the canal surface. Also, tropical cumulus cloud characterization data were collected. Several techniques proved promising enough to warrant further investigation and development. Most promising for the canal area was the suppression of fog by monomolecular films. Also promising were airborne seeding with glycerine and ground-based seeding with charged bubbles.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE