Accession Number : AD0770453

Title :   Studies of the Artificail Control of Precipitation Relative to the Problem of Extinguishing Forest Fires,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Dyachenko,L. N. ; Sumin,Yu. P. ; Shishkin,N. S.

Report Date : 08 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Studies have shown the possibility of using artificial precipitation for extinguishing forest fires, and it has been subjected to broad experimental verification. The method of extinguishing forest fires with artificially-induced precipitation is applicable only when there is sufficiently thick convective cloud cover over the operations regions. Therefore, it is not universal and cannot be used as a substitute for ground methods. The proposed method is very economical.

Descriptors :   *Forest fires, *Fire fighting, *Artificial precipitation, Infrared detection, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE