ERIC Number: ED046717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Ecological Effects of Weather Modification: A Problem Analysis.
Cooper, Charles F.; Jolly, William C.
This publication reviews the potential hazards to the environment of weather modification techniques as they eventually become capable of producing large scale weather pattern modifications. Such weather modifications could result in ecological changes which would generally require several years to be fully evident, including the alteration of plant and animal communities by shifts in reproduction rates, growth, and mortality of weather sensitive species. The report includes sections on anticipated kinds of weather modifications; effects in semiarid climates and in humid climates; pests and diseases; direct effects of seeding agents; biology of lakes and streams; fog, hail, lightning, and hurricane modification; environmental monitoring programs; inferences from ecological theory; recommended research; and recommended pre-modification field surveys. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (PR)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Climate, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Meteorology, Natural Resources, Research Needs, Resource Materials, Weather
School of Natural Resources, Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Denver, CO. Office of Atomspheric Water Resources.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources.