Comments on the Special Issue of Communications in Statistics (Volume A8, Number 10) Concerned with Weather Modification Experiments.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STATISTICAL LAB
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As stated by the Editors of the Special Issue, it was compiled with reference to two of my statements 1 that much of the current weather modification literature is slanted and unreliable, and 2 that progress in the building of a reliable weather modification technology requires an interdisciplinary study of as many completed cloud seeding experiments as possible. The material published in the Special Issue related to two completed experiments, the Tasmania and the Israeli experiments. It is shown that a realistic appraisal of a completed experiment requires a prolonged effort, including an examination of quite a few relevant publications and, on occasion, some numerical work on published raw data. It appears that an interdisciplinary reanalysis of the Tasmania experiment can contribute to the development of a reliable cloud seeding technology. Author