Accession Number : ADD002241

Title :   Method of Controlling Weather.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Burkardt,Lohr A ; Finnegan,William G ; Odencrantz,Frederick K ; St Amand,Pierre ; Stanifer,Charles D

Report Date : 28 Oct 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concerns a pyrotechnic formulation for use in weather modification comprising a fuel and an oxidizer and a mixture of a metal iodate and an alkali iodate. Upon combustion metal iodide and alkali iodide are generated as mixtures and complexes which show ice nuclei activity at from -5 to -20C. depending on the molar range of metal iodide to alkali iodide.

Descriptors :   *Cloud seeding, *Pyrotechnics, *Patents, Weather modification, Chemical reactions, Iodates, Iodides, Nucleation, Oxidizers, Alkali metal compounds, Combustion

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE