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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation$
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Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012874

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001

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Weather and Climate Engineering

Weather and Climate Engineering

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15 (p.339) Weather and Climate Engineering
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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System
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William R. Cotton

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0015

This chapter discusses the science of weather and climate engineering. It briefly reviews the concepts of cloud seeding through glaciogenic and hygroscopic seeding, and also discusses cloud seeding strategies that have been applied to increase rainfall, decrease hail damage, and reduce hurricane intensity. The chapter also provides a critical overview of the existing atmospheric concepts for climate engineering to counter greenhouse warming.

Keywords:   climate engineering, cloud seeding, glaciogenic seeding, hygroscopic seeding, rainfall, hail, hurricane, greenhouse warming

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