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Special Issue "Weather Modification and Small-Scale Geoengineering: Theory, Practice and Technology"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Meteorology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 April 2023) | Viewed by 5144
Special Issue Editors
Interests: cloud physics; weather modification; radar meteorology; atmospheric processes
Interests: cloud microphysics; boundary-layer physics
Interests: air pollution; climate change; severe weather; cloud seeding
Special Issue Information
The threats of climate variability and change have reignited the debate on intentional weather modification and small-scale geoengineering. Alternative strategies to mitigate the impacts of severe weather on society are being explored. In the past few decades, the number of severe and adverse weather events has increased several times in many regions. World losses from natural disasters are currently estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars. According to World Meteorological Organization, more than 50 countries are conducting research and operational projects on hail suppression, precipitation enhancement, improvement of weather conditions, as well as fog and smog dispersion. Several studies have announced promising figures regarding the potential for local temperature amelioration. This Special Issue aims to uncover new findings in weather modification science, present insights from advanced weather models and experiments, explore emerging technological insights, debate the ethical implications of these technologies, and provide direction for the future development of the field. Original scientific contributions that describe experiments and modelling studies, as well as those reviewing the potential impacts and ethical implications, will be considered.
Dr. Ali M. Abshaev
Dr. Thara Prabhakaran
Prof. Dr. Roelof Burger
Manuscript Submission Information
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- weather modification
- cloud seeding
- hail suppression
- rain enhancement
- rain redistribution
- fog dispersion
- frost mitigation
- suppression of lightning activity
- seeding materials
- efficacy assessment
- small-scale geoengineering
- temperature amelioration
- technical systems and instruments
- numerical simulations
- cloud chambers
- cloud micro- and macrophysics