Accession Number : AD0778607

Title :   A Model for a Climatology of the Potential of Ice-Phase Modification of Convective Clouds.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : NAVY WEATHER RESEARCH FACILITY NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Peterman,W. A.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The ability to modify the precipitation and the dynamics of convective clouds through ice-phase seeding is highly dependent upon the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere. The paper discusses the theory of the convective mode, presents examples of the climatologies that are produced, outlines the limitations of the model, and suggests what can be done in the future to develop more advanced climatologies of modification potentials.

Descriptors :   *Weather modification, *Atmospheric precipitation, *Ice, Cloud physics, Adiabatic conditions, Atmospheric temperature, Mathematical models, Convection(Atmospheric), Naval operations

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE