Accession Number : ADA283033


Title :   Weather Modification: The Ultimate Weapon


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Watt, Angus


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA283033


Report Date : APR 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Within the topic of true weather modification, there is a considerable diversity of issues, not the least of which is the dichotomy formed by military and civilian interests. Civilian programs are predominately agriculturally-oriented, while the military tends to be more interested in using weather for hostile purposes. While each group may use similar techniques and suffer the same problems of practicality and effect, the military purposes raise some thorny ethical questions which must also be considered. With the foregoing in mind, the focus of this paper will be on the deliberate use of weather modification techniques by the military. The discussion will concentrate on the practicality and morality of weather warfare, with the aim of demonstrating that military weather modification may be technically feasible, but some of its forms may be difficult to justify on grounds of practicality and ethics


Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *WEATHER MODIFICATION , MILITARY OPERATIONS , THESES , CLOUD SEEDING , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , VISIBILITY , HISTORY


Subject Categories : METEOROLOGY
      MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE