Accession Number:

AD0878774

Title:

Project Gulf Q a Study of Maritime Cumulus Modification

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Project Gulf Q was conducted 11 through 28 May 1969 at Brownsville, Tex. The objective was to study the modification of warm tropical cumulus clouds by seeding them with hygroscopic solutions that had exhibited considerable warm cloud modification potential. These solutions were sprayed from aircraft on all of the 16 tests completed during the project period. Effects attributable to this treatment were observed in all tests. When cloud growth occurred after seeding, there were frequently marked increases in liquid water content and turbulence, especially in the upper half of the target cloud. On five tests the seeded clouds completely dissipated within 5 to 10 minutes after treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE