Ecological impacts of nucleating agents used in weather modification programs: An interdisciplinary assessment
Keywords:Weather Modification Research, Impacts of Human Activity
AbstractWeather modification has been carried out since the late 1940 period with silver iodide used as the nucleating agent in most United States programs. Together with other aspects of weather modificatio programs, the question of the possible ecological impacts of nucleating agents has been raised, both by scientific workers and the lay public. Cooper and Jolly completed environmental assessments of weather modification programs, and possible environmental impacts of nucleating agents were considered. Their analysis, based mainly on a review of the available medical and toxicological literature on silver, suggested that possible effects of these agents upon aquatic microorganisms (especially in anaerobic environments) and fish populations could be points of concern.
How to Cite
Klein, D. (1977). Ecological impacts of nucleating agents used in weather modification programs: An interdisciplinary assessment. The Journal of Weather Modification, 9(1), 51–56. https://doi.org/10.54782/jwm.v9i1.623
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