Introduction


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

February 9, 2007

Alberta and Insurance Companies

(Excerpted from: Weather Modification Inc.)

Proceedings: 8TH WMO SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON WEATHER MODIFICATION (Co-sponsored by
IAMAS) Casablanca, Morocco, 7-12 April 2003

The Effect of Hail Suppression Operations
on Precipitation in Alberta, Canada
(PDF)


Terrence W. Krauss and Jorge Ruben Santos
Weather Modification Inc., Fargo, ND, USA
krausst@telusplanet.net

Hailstorms pose a serious threat to agriculture and property in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Annual losses to agriculture range from CAD$50 to $100 Million.

From 1988 to 1998, insurance losses due to hail in Alberta exceeded CAD$1 Billion.


The new Alberta Hail Suppression Project was initiated in 1996 as a result of the increased frequency of damaging hailstorms in Alberta, compounded by an increasing population inside the area of high storm frequency around Calgary. (image right of project area)

It is the first project of its kind in the world to be entirely funded by private insurance companies with the sole objective of reducing the damage to property by hail.

This analysis of the effect of the cloud-seeding on the rainfall is motivated by allegations from some farmers during the drought of 2001 and 2002 that hail suppression operations might reduce rainfall.


1 comment:

profshivajirao said...

CLOUD SEEDING MUST BE PROMOTED
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China is the world leader in cloud seeding because its local,regional and provincial and Municipal Governments employ 37,000 technicians annuaaly for cloud seeding operations to produce additional precipitation of about 24 billion cubic meters of water at the most inexpensive cost benefit ratio of !:15.Since cloud seeding has no perceptible adverse impacts on the environment in terms of loss of precipitation downwind of the experimental area and does not cause pollution,all scientists must help promote cloud seeding on the pattern of the Chinese Academy of scientists,see web sites for more information
1]http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8262483364410309502&q=discovery
2]http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-07/24/content_351196.htm
3]http://www.geocities.com/prof_shivajirao/cloudseedingbenefits.html
4]http://www.geocities.com/jvmnaidu/actionplan.html
prof.T.Shivaji Rao.M.S.[Rice,Texas,1962]
Expert-member,Cloud seeding projectof Government of andhra pradesh.Hyderabad.India.
E-mail:profshivajirao@hotmail.com