cloud modification

cloud modification

[′klau̇d ‚mäd·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(meteorology)
Any process by which the natural course of development of a cloud is altered by artificial means.
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For decades, then, cloud modification has resided squarely within the purview of research, but SNOWIE may be an important step toward moving on to new questions.
Clearly--as in pretty much every AMS discipline--questions involved in cloud modification have evolved from utter confusion to prolific science.
In 1820, shortly after the second edition of the Forster book, and the publication of Howard's Climate of London, which included his theory of cloud modification and nomenclature, Constable began a two-year detailed study of clouds.