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Standard practice for the design and operation of precipitation enhancement projects

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers.; Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.)
Publisher: Reston, Va. : ASCE : EWRI, ©2004.
Series: American Society of Civil Engineers.; ASCE standard.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides cloud seeding technology applications for precipitation enhancement projects. Subjects discussed include the history and status of cloud seeding and the concepts, designs, operations, and  Read more...

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American Society of Civil Engineers.
Standard practice for the design and operation of precipitation enhancement projects.
Reston, Va. : ASCE : EWRI, ©2004
(DLC) 2004046124
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: American Society of Civil Engineers.; Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780784471067 0784471061
OCLC Number: 708569198
Notes: "ASCE/EWRI 42-04."
"This document uses both the International System Units (SI) and customary units."
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 63 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""FOREWORD""; ""LIST OF FIGURES""; ""SECTION 1.0 INTRODUCTION TO PRECIPITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS""; ""1.1 Historical Perspective""; ""1.1.1 Orographic Clouds""; ""1.1.2 Convective Clouds""; ""1.1.3 Summary""; ""1.2 Status of Precipitation Enhancement Technology""; ""1.2.1 American Society of Civil Engineers""; ""1.2.2 Weather Modification Association""; ""1.2.3 American Meteorological Society""; ""1.2.4 World Meteorological Organization""; ""SECTION 2.0 SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF NATURAL PRECIPITATION EFFICIENCY AND ITS MODIFICATION""; ""2.1 Cloud Condensate"" ""2.1.1 Properties of Cloud Condensate""""2.1.2 Destination of Cloud Condensate""; ""2.2 Growth of Precipitation-Sized Particles from Cloud Condensate""; ""2.2.1 Direct Collision and Coalescence""; ""2.2.2 Supercooled Cloud Droplets and Ice Crystals""; ""2.3 Precipitation Augmentation Concepts""; ""2.3.1 Cloud Seeding to Increase Precipitation Efficiency (Static Seeding Process)""; ""2.3.2 The Role of Cloud Seeding to Enhance Cloud Development (Dynamic Seeding)""; ""SECTION 3.0 THE DESIGN OF PRECIPITATION ENHANCEMENT RESEARCH AND OPERATIONAL PROJECTS""; ""3.1 Definition of Project Scope"" ""3.1.1 Basic Target Area Concepts""""3.1.2 Initial Design Considerations""; ""3.1.3 Climatology""; ""3.2 Targeting and Delivery Methods""; ""3.2.1 Aerial Applications""; ""3.2.2 Ground Applications""; ""3.2.3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Aerial and Ground Systems""; ""3.3 Seeding Agent Selection""; ""3.3.1 Silver Iodide""; ""3.3.2 Dry Ice""; ""3.3.3 Other Ice Nucleants""; ""3.3.4 Hygroscopic Agents""; ""3.3.5 Quality Control""; ""3.4 Meteorological Data Collection and Instrumentation""; ""3.4.1 Real-Time Decision-Making and Monitoring Instrumentation"" ""3.4.2 Measurements of Potential Value in Post-Project Assessments""""3.5 Choice and Siting of Cloud Seeding Equipment""; ""3.5.1 Dispersion Rates of Cloud Seeding Materials in Wintertime Clouds""; ""3.5.2 Aerial Cloud Seeding Modes""; ""3.5.3 Ground-Based Cloud Seeding Modes""; ""3.6 Legal Issues""; ""3.6.1 Potential for Litigation""; ""3.6.2 Regulation""; ""3.7 Environmental Concerns""; ""3.7.1 Redistribution of Precipitation""; ""3.7.2 Seeding Agent Safety""; ""SECTION 4.0 OPERATIONS OF PRECIPITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS""; ""4.1 The Operations Manual""; ""4.2 Personnel Requirements"" ""4.2.1 Meteorological Staff""""4.2.2 Cloud-System Treatment Pilots""; ""4.2.3 Direction of Operations""; ""4.2.4 Support Personnel""; ""4.3 Operational Decision-Making""; ""4.3.1 Chronology""; ""4.3.2 Opportunity Recognition""; ""4.4 Communications""; ""4.5 Safety Considerations""; ""4.5.1 Safety of Field Personnel""; ""4.5.2 Seeding Suspension Criteria""; ""4.6 Public Relations, Information, and Involvement""; ""SECTION 5.0 EVALUATION OF PRECIPITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS""; ""5.1 Project Design Constraints""; ""5.1.1 Randomized versus Nonrandomized Projects""
Series Title: American Society of Civil Engineers.; ASCE standard.
Responsibility: American Society of Civil Engineers.

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