JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A company experimenting with ways to boost snowfall says it dropped about 23 pounds of silver iodide during airplane flights over the Wind River Range.
The flights took place from November to March.
Weather Modification, Inc., has undertaken a 5-year weather modification study in conjunction with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The state has provided $9 million for the program, which will be entering its fourth year.
Researchers also have been experimenting with silver iodide in southern Wyoming’s Sierra Madre and Medicine Bow ranges.
Scientists say it’s too soon to say whether the experiments have affected precipitation.
Associated Press – April 15, 2008 4:05 PM ET
(It may have not affected precipitation but at least it has poisoned nature. So it was a success. – The Infinite Unknown)