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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE