Science: Wringing Out the Clouds

The U.S. Weather Bureau has little faith in weather control. Last year the weathermen announced that they had tried seeding clouds with dry ice and found the trick does not work (TIME, Dec. 6). Last week the bureau's chief, Dr. Francis W. Reichelderfer, told a Manhattan meeting of the American Meteorological Society and the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences that man-made weather is a very unreliable project. The dry ice method may work locally under special conditions, said Reichelderfer, but the physical forces in full-scale weather are too big to be affected by man.

This time Dr. Reichelderfer got an argument...

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