The Blanket Effect is intended for others to learn about weather modification and its related subjects in an easy to understand way. Started in 2005, this blog is a work in progress as the technology advances

December 22, 2006

Air Force Presentation: 2025 A.D.

(note: Although the following document is well-circulated in the internet community, it has become a classic. The Disclaimer and Table of Contents are featured here)

Weather as a Force Multiplier:
Owning the Weather in 2025

A Research Paper Presented To

Air Force 2025

August 1996


2025 is a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future.

Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense.

The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States government.

This report contains fictional representations of future situations/scenarios. Any similarities to real people or events, other than those specifically cited, are unintentional and are for purposes of illustration only.

This publication has been reviewed by security and policy review authorities, is unclassified, and is cleared for public release.



  1. Introduction
  2. Required Capability
  3. System Description
  4. Concept of Operations
  5. Investigation Recommendations
  6. Appendix
    A Why Is the Ionosphere Important?
    B Research to Better Understand and Predict Ionospheric Effects
    C Acronyms and Definitions


Air Force Weather Agency (wikipedia link)

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