Advances in Meteorology

Experimental, Observational, and Numerical Research on Intentional and Inadvertent Weather Modification


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1National Center for Atmospheric Science, Boulder, USA

2University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA

3Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China

4University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

5Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


Experimental, Observational, and Numerical Research on Intentional and Inadvertent Weather Modification

Description

Since the discovery of the dry ice and silver iodide effects on clouds by Shaefer and Vonnegut in the late 1940s and early 1950s, artificial weather modification operations that deliberately introduce seeding materials into clouds to impact clouds and precipitation have been practiced all around the world. Beyond precipitation enhancement, the practice of intentional weather modification quickly expanded to include hail suppression, fog and haze dissipation, cloud dissipation, rain suppression, and snow reduction. Along with these intentional activities, clouds and precipitation have been inadvertently changed by human activities such as industrial air pollution and urbanization. Despite the inherent difficulty in assessing the effect of intentional and inadvertent weather modification, various materials, methods, technologies, and applications of conducting and evaluating weather modification have been developed. During the last several decades, fundamental theories, observational instruments, and especially numerical models have advanced dramatically in the fields of cloud microphysics, dynamics, and cloud-aerosol interactions to a level that the effects of intentional and inadvertent weather modification can be more or less quantitatively assessed.

This special issue aims to provide assessments of the state of the science, publish high-quality research articles on various topics, and address opportunities and challenges in the fields of intentional and inadvertent weather modification.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews on different technologies/methods/materials/approaches of weather modification
  • Summary of recent weather modification programs
  • Novel technologies/methods/materials/approaches for conducting/evaluating weather modification operations and experiments
  • Laboratory experiments on quantifying the impact of seeding materials
  • Clinical studies of weather modification impact
  • Statistical analysis of weather modification impact
  • Numerical simulations of weather modification events
  • Observational and numerical studies of inadvertent weather modification events
  • Weather modification in the changing climate system (no geoengineering papers will be considered in this special issue)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1613756
  • - Editorial

Experimental, Observational, and Numerical Research on Intentional and Inadvertent Weather Modification

Lulin Xue | Bart Geerts | ... | Steven Siems
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9465923
  • - Research Article

Case Study of Ground-Based Glaciogenic Seeding of Clouds over the Pyeongchang Region

Ha-Young Yang | Ki-Ho Chang | ... | Baek-Jo Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3041893
  • - Research Article

Sensitivity Studies on the Impact of Dust and Aerosol Pollution Acting as Cloud Nucleating Aerosol on Orographic Precipitation in the Colorado River Basin

Vandana Jha | William R. Cotton | ... | Robert Walko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8453460
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulations of Airborne Glaciogenic Cloud Seeding Using the WRF Model with the Modified Morrison Scheme over the Pyeongchang Region in the Winter of 2016

Sanghee Chae | Ki-Ho Chang | ... | Jinwon Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7293987
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Ground-Based and Aerial Cloud Seeding Using Trace Chemistry

James M. Fisher | Marion L. Lytle | ... | Shawn G. Benner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3536107
  • - Research Article

Characteristics of Winter Clouds and Precipitation over the Mountains of Northern Beijing

Xincheng Ma | Kai Bi | ... | Zhigang Cheng
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