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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

March 6, 2007

Sketching In The Details

REGISTER OF 2003-2004 COMPLETED WM PROJECTS:
WEATHER MODIFICATION PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORTS (PDF)


FRANCE
hail suppression,
duration of project:51 years, from April to October

Agl Ground generators 680
15 total departments
hilly terrain
Seeding period: 8 h/day

References to Published Results:
-Dessens J., 1998: A physical evaluation of hail suppression project with silver iodide ground burners in southwestern France.

-Dessens J. and R. Fraile, 2000
The effect of silver iodide seeding on hail stone size distribution

-Dessens J. and C. Berthet and J.I. Sanchez, 2003
The French hail prevention programme ANELFA

Contact: Dr. Claude Berthet
ANELFA

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC
Hail suppression project
Hail suppression Cumulus
duration of project: 31 years
May to September
Agl Target only. Fixed area: Hilly terrain
Radar reflectivity

MOROCCO
Precipitation Augmentation rainfall and snow
Orographics cumulus, stratiform and system frontal clouds
duration of project: 19 years
November to April

Agl iodure de sodium + acetone C/B and airborne seeding from 15 ground based generators. 200 m altitude

CONTACT:
Dr. Grana Laidi
Direction de la Meteorologie Nationale
CASABLANCA

UZBEKISTAN
Hail prevention of agriculture crops of the territory of Republic of Uzbekistan
Hail suppression. Cumulus clouds
duration of project: 34 years
from April to August
agl seeding
Target only.
Fixed area. Mountainous terrain.
Radar reflectivity, riding round territories caused by hail to fix the size of hailstorms and defining of damage

References & Publications:
-Imamdjanov Kh. A., Parametical model of hailstorms clouds/SANI, 1982. Issue 100 (181) pp. 14-20

-Djuraev A.D. Imandjanov Kh. A., NazarovB. Sh.
Use of radar data in calculation of economical effectiveness of hail prevention activity/SANI 1988 - Issue (126 207) pp. 83-86

-Imandjanov Kh. A. Kamalov B.A.
Weather modification in Uzbekistan
SANIGMI 2001 p. 120

Comments and Contacts:
The administration on Weather Modification of Glavjidromet of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

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