cloud seeding http://wyomingpublicradio.net en UW researchers receive grant to study night storms http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-researchers-receive-grant-study-night-storms <p>The University of Wyoming has received a grant to expand the research capabilities of its&nbsp;King Air research airplane.</p><p>The National Science Foundation awarded the Department of Atmospheric Science $1.2 million and UW matched the grant with an additional $515,000 to develop and build an advanced remote sensing instrument.</p><p>Professor Zhien Wang is part of the team that will work with the instrumentation. He says the first project will be to study night storms, for better weather forecasting.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:59:20 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50388 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW researchers receive grant to study night storms Cloud seeding may continue in the Wind River Basin http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cloud-seeding-may-continue-wind-river-basin <p>Cloud seeding may become more than an experimental endeavor in Wyoming, if recent proposals from the Wyoming Water Development Office are approved in the next session.</p><p>Harry LaBonde of the Development Office says they are optimistic about the projects getting funded. “One of the projects considered last week was to take the ten generators in the Wind River range, and convert them from a scientific program to an operational program,” he stated.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:40:06 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 50132 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cloud seeding may continue in the Wind River Basin Cloud seeding to play role in Wyoming water management http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cloud-seeding-play-role-wyoming-water-management <p><span dir="ltr">How to deal with future variability in water supplies was the topic of conversation at a conference Wednesday about water use and energy development.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:53:07 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48564 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cloud seeding to play role in Wyoming water management University of Wyoming researcher honored for cloud seeding work http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/university-wyoming-researcher-honored-cloud-seeding-work <p>It&rsquo;s still not clear whether cloud seeding is an effective way to increase rainfall in arid parts of the country, but many in Wyoming hope that it works.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Wyoming Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts won the first-ever National Institutes for Water Resources Program IMPACT award , which recognizes the nation&#39;s best federal research projects.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s been conducting research on Cloud Seeding in Wyoming.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 00:41:06 +0000 Bob Beck 24112 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net University of Wyoming researcher honored for cloud seeding work Wyoming Weather Modification Projects Still Waiting for Results http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-weather-modification-projects-still-waiting-results <p>Wyoming is host to two of the world&rsquo;s most comprehensive weather modification studies. The studies are unique due to our geography, but they&rsquo;re also more comprehensive than past research has been. And the water-hungry world is waiting for results. Irina Zhorov reports.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:47:04 +0000 Irina Zhorov 21656 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Weather Modification Projects Still Waiting for Results Cloud seeding research needs more time, money http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cloud-seeding-research-needs-more-time-money <p>Officials say a cloud seeding research project in Wyoming needs two more years and another $2.4 million to be considered scientifically complete.</p><p>Cloud seeding is a form of intentional weather modification -- usually an attempt to change the amount of precipitation by dispersing substances into the air that alter processes within the cloud.</p><p>The state has invested about $11 million in the project since 2005. The project seeks to determine whether cloud seeding increases the amount of snowpack in several Wyoming mountain ranges.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:57:51 +0000 The Associated Press 15753 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cloud seeding research needs more time, money