Weather Modification: Hearings, Eighty-ninth Congress, Second Session

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Considers S. 2875, to authorize Interior Dept to conduct a comprehensive rain-making research program.

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Page 196 - ... d. a program to encourage widespread participation in the development and utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes to the maximum extent consistent with the common defense and security and with the health and safety of the public; e.
Page 222 - The nature and object of the intended operation and the person or persons on whose behalf it is to be conducted.
Page 243 - Associates off to a faster start than would otherwise be possible. The Bollay concern is a private organization that has been awarded a contract for precipitation tests on the Colorado River drainage, in Colorado. University of Arizona data should also prove useful to the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines, in Rapid City. Its task is to develop "beneficial weather procedures and techniques in the northern Great Plains area.
Page 102 - I of the Report of the Panel on Weather and Climate Modification of the National Academy of Sciences.
Page 301 - To promote the development, control, conservation, preservation and utilization of the water resources of the reclamation States, to work for the continuation of the services and the coordination of the activities of the presently existing Federal agencies dealing with these water resources...
Page 5 - US Senate. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN : Reference is made to your request for the views of the Department of Defense with respect to S.
Page 90 - With each advance in our knowledge of nature, science adds to the already immense power that the social order exerts over human welfare. With each increment in power, the problem of directing its use toward beneficial ends becomes more complex, the consequences of failure more disastrous, and the time for decision...
Page 40 - Substantial progress has been made * * * but the pace has been slow. To advance the rate of progress, an effort of larger scope and direction Is needed both in direct basic research and in developing means to put the knowledge to work.
Page 3 - ... will (with such exceptions and limitations as the Secretary may determine, after consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to be necessary in the interest, of the national defense) be made freely and fully available to the general public.
Page 27 - ... atmosphere near the surface, and in the upper atmosphere, provides a basis for future efforts in weather modification. In the activities that have possible economic importance, our findings are as follows: it is possible to disperse stable clouds, such as supercooled fog and stratus, by seeding; it has not been demonstrated that precipitation from winter orographic storms can be increased significantly by seeding; it has not been demonstrated that hurricanes can be "steered...

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