The Santa Barbara randomized cloud seeding program

TitleThe Santa Barbara randomized cloud seeding program
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1957
AuthorsElliott, R. D.
Conference Name25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1957
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, California
KeywordsNucleation, Research program, Silver iodide, Weather modification

The seeding program began in January 1957 and is scheduled to continue for 3 years. The organization, history, operations thus far conducted, and the manner in which the seeding is carried out under the randomizing plan are discussed. No complete statistical analysis of results can be accomplished prior to completion of the project. However, thus far (January 10 - April 12, 1957), 4 storms have occurred yielding over an inch of precipitation in the mountains. Of these, two were seeded completely and one partially. The ground based silver iodide smoke generator layout and the recording rain gage network are shown on the location map.