Science: Snow Is Predicted

Meteorologists, like other people, deplore the weather, but some of them have designs on it. General Electric Co. scientists recently announced a discovery which might turn weathermen into active weathermakers.

The U.S. winter air is apt to be full of "supercooled" clouds (below the freezing point). These clouds might, with help, be converted into snow. If it works, G.E.'s effort' to manufacture snowstorms might appreciably affect the U.S. climate.

The first step was taken when G.E.'s Vincent J. Schaefer turned a cloud into snow by pelting it from an airplane with pellets of dry ice...

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