Accession Number : AD0009467

Title :   PROJECT SCUD

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : SPAR,JEROME

Report Date : MAR 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Equipment considerations and operations are discussed on research to determine the effects of artificial cloud nucleation on cyclogenesis off the east coast of the US. The dry ice dispenser is mounted on a movable wood panel in the rear portion of the fuselage just forward of the after hatch. The dispensing tube is fitted permanently into the skin of the airplane. The gears and pulleys of the Motorstoker unit are modified to give an output of about 150 lb of dry ice/hr. Three dispensing units were assembled. The dry ice was precrushed into 0.5-in. -diam pellets and stored in insulated corrugated containers in the bomb bays. Thirteen cases of potential cyclogenesis were selected. For all cases selected, the ground generators were to be turned on for 12 hr beginning at zero hour. A flight track was also given, but the time of beginning of aircraft operations did not coincide with zero hour. However, an effort was made to have the period of aircraft operation fall within the period of ground seeding. A tabulation off the remarks on each of the selected cases is included.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, BOMB BAYS, CLOUDS, COASTAL REGIONS, CONTAINERS, CORRUGATING, CYCLOGENESIS, DISPENSERS, EAST(DIRECTION), FLIGHT, FUSELAGES, GEARS, GENERATORS, GROUND LEVEL, HOISTS, INSULATION, MOBILE, NUCLEATION, OPERATION, PANELS, TUBES, WOOD.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE