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 21, 2006

Plan For Future Weather Modification Pt. 2

(part 1, Part 3)

WMA Annual Meeting, (Part 2)
San Diego, Ca. 2005;
16th Weather Modification Conf. 1.11 (PDF)

Program Organization:

The plan program would be organized into five functional areas, and would have initial goals, based on lessons-learned and recent scientific technological advances, that are similar to the following.

-Weather Modification Event

-Monitoring/Analysis Prediction System


(i) High resolution monitoring/analysis prototype systems able to identify the atmospheric conditions conducive to beneficial precipitation
augmentation, hail suppression, and other hazardous storm suppression (freezing rain,hurricanes, tornadoes, other).

(ii) Transfer information to the Professional Development/Public Outreach activity.

Glaciogenic and Nonglaciogenic Seeding Technology Research/Development:

(i) Better nucleation efficiency of possible warm cloud, cold cloud, and other
‘cloud’ seeding materials.

(ii) More efficient delivery (dispersion) systems for a given application as identified under (i).

(iii) Transfer results to Professional Development/Public Outreach activity.

Applications Research/Development:

(i) Improved evaluation methodologies.

(ii) Operational atmospheric management monitoring/analysis prediction

(a). Verified high resolution models with explicit microphysics for understanding Hazardous storms,inadvertent modification of atmospheric
conditions, and other associated phenomenon (environmental and as directed). (b) Implement

(iii, a) with seeding material introduced.

(iv) Improved targeting systems.

(v) Improved applicability of evaluation technologies (e.g. dual, polarized,
Doppler radars, tracer techniques).

(vi)Transfer systems and results to professional development/public outreach activity for feedback on operational usefulness, and finetune them based on users’ input.

Professional Development, Public Outreach:

(i) Develop and present educational materials, demonstrations, workshops, and
colloquia that emphasize the relevant applications derived from this program’s
activities and related technologies.

(ii)Coordinate the technology transfer to program customers.

(iii) Conduct interactive open houses with public

Plan Management and Support:

(i) Provide overall programmatic metrics, guidance, and support during the
life of this program.

(ii) Participate in the definition and development of future and related technology investigations.

(iii) Administer seed grants for innovative or new applied research and applications.

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