Difference between revisions of "Weather modification"

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Also called'' weather control.) In general, any effort to alter artificially the  natural phenomena of the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The term usually refers to [[cloud seeding]] activities, but can also include constructing [[windbreaks]],  dissipating [[fog]] by the forceful addition of [[heat]] or water spray, or preventing [[frost]] formation  on crops by [[cloud]] spray, heating, or [[mixing]] processes. Inadvertent weather modification refers to  accidental weather effects resulting from the release of [[greenhouse gases]], [[aerosols]], and [[dust]], or  changes in [[albedo]] or surface properties of the earth associated with urban, industrial, or agricultural  activity.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' weather control.) In general, any effort to alter artificially the  natural phenomena of the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The term usually refers to [[cloud seeding]] activities, but can also include constructing [[windbreaks]],  dissipating [[fog]] by the forceful addition of [[heat]] or water spray, or preventing [[frost]] formation  on crops by [[cloud]] spray, heating, or [[mixing]] processes. Inadvertent weather modification refers to  accidental weather effects resulting from the release of [[greenhouse gases]], [[aerosols]], and [[dust]], or  changes in [[albedo]] or surface properties of the earth associated with urban, industrial, or agricultural  activity.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 15:28, 20 February 2012



weather modification

(Also called weather control.) In general, any effort to alter artificially the natural phenomena of the atmosphere.

The term usually refers to cloud seeding activities, but can also include constructing windbreaks, dissipating fog by the forceful addition of heat or water spray, or preventing frost formation on crops by cloud spray, heating, or mixing processes. Inadvertent weather modification refers to accidental weather effects resulting from the release of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and dust, or changes in albedo or surface properties of the earth associated with urban, industrial, or agricultural activity.