Accession Number:

ADA023878

Title:

Weather Modification as a Weapon of War.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The basic question addressed in this paper is whether or not weather modification can be used as a weapon of war. Possible tactical and strategic uses of weather modification were examined. The national security implications and arguments for and against a ban on weather war were discussed. Data was gathered using a literature search, and by writing letters to organizations and individuals connected with weather modification efforts. Although US weather modification efforts are disorganized, weather modification has great potential as a weapon of war. The advantages of a ban on weather war outweigh the disadvantages because of its horrendous destructive potential. Weather war should be banned, but weather modification research should continue under a central agency because of the beneficial, peaceful applications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE