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Title:Assessment of Summer 1979 Rainfall in Southeastern Illinois with Special Reference to Weather Modification Efforts
Author(s):Changnon, Stanley A., Jr.; Hsu, Chin-Fei
Subject(s):Summer 1979 Rainfall
Southeastern Illinois
Abstract:In 1978, during a dry summer period, a group of citizens in the Saline and Gallatin County area of southeastern Illinois became interested in the possibility of obtaining additional rainfall through the use of a weather modification program. By the latter part of the summer, in August and early September, they had formed a corporation called Southeastern Rain Incorporated; they had raised funds; and they then launched a cloud seeding project carried out by a weather modification firm. No scientific assessment of this hurriedly assembled effort could be attempted. The regional interest in this endeavor, and the potential for agriculture benefits deriving from additional summer rainfall in this area of Illinois, led the group to plan for a second summer season project in 1979.
Issue Date:1980
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-056
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-26

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