FOG DISPERSAL: A TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

The dispersal of supercooled fog and stratus (i.e., liquid water clouds at temperatures below 0 degree C) was the objective of the most publicized early weather modification experiments and is presently the only truly operational modification technology. Recent developments in the dispersal of warm fog (i.e., clouds of droiplets at temperatures above 0 degree C) have brought that undertaking to the brink of widespread operational implementation. The paper describes the concepts and recent developments in warm and supercooled fog dispersal and presents the evidence for recent optimism in the operational implementation of these concepts. Ice fog (i.e., clouds of ice particles) remains a rare but stubborn phenomenon whose dispersal is presently only in the conceptual stage of development.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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  • Authors:
    • Weinstein, A I
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 38-43
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM