Wyoming Weather Modification

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Edwards, Peter R. 08/22/2005 - 10/01/2009 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Project Description

Task 1. Literature review of ambient environmental silver concentrations pertinent to NCAR's weather modification evaluation program in Wyoming. Task 2. Conduct baseline study of silver concentrations in the proposed target areas "Wind River" and "Sierra Madre" consisting of an estimated 100 samples. Task 3. Conduct field sampling of snow pack for ultra-trace measurements of seeding agents and tracers in one target area (the Medicine Bow or the Sierra Madre) consisting of approximately three storm periods and/or 540 samples over one snow season. Task 4. Conduct field sampling of snow pack for ultra-trace measurements of seeding agents and tracers in the Medicine Bow, Wind River and Sierra Madre target areas consisting of approximately three storm periods and/or 720 samples over one snow season. Task 5. Processing and evaluation of snow pack ultra-trace chemistry and density data. Production and presentation of an annual report with tabulated data.