Accession Number : ADD001141

Title :   Freezing Nucleant.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vonnegut,Bernard ; Chessin,Henry ; Passarelli,Richard E , Jr

Report Date : 15 Apr 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a solid solution of silver iodide and cuprous iodide for the purpose of more effectively nucleating the formation of ice at higher temperatures than the nuclei in the environment. These compounds may be dispersed into the atmosphere with similar equipment to that used for the dispersal of silver iodide, and the resultant aerosol is equal to or superior to silver iodide for the purpose of nucleating clouds while being less toxic, less expensive and less susceptible to photodeactivation by sunlight than pure silver iodide.

Descriptors :   *Cloud seeding, *Patents, Nucleation, Catalysts, Solid solutions, Silver iodide, Copper compounds, Iodides

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE