Upslope

Climatology of Upslope Stratocumulus

PROJECT DATES
11/03/1979 - 12/28/1979
Project Location
Jefferson County Airport (Rocky Mountain Airport), Colorado
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For the Climatology of Upslope Stratocumulus (Upslope) experiment, Drs. Helmut Weickmann and Herbert Riehl utilized a QueenAir, B-80 aircraft to study the feasibility of seeding high plains upslope stratocumulus cloud systems for precipitation enhancement. Although an earlier analysis of radiosonde data indicated that a number of suitable upslope patterns occurred during each winter, this particular research did not judge the potential of these systems for seeding as Upslope investigated. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Principal Investigators:

  • Herbert Riehl
  • Helmunt K. Weickmann

Project Manager:

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Data Manager: