The mission of the North American Weather Modification Council (NAWMC) is to advance the proper use of weather modification technologies through education, promotion and research. The Council serves as a forum for the exchange of information on weather modification issues; to promote the effective use of these technologies to enhance precipitation, suppress damaging hail, and mitigate fog; and to advance research and development activities to increase scientific knowledge about weather modification capabilities.
NAWMC Mission Statement
Joe Busto Memorial Scholarship Program
NAWMC Accepting Scholarship Applications
The NAWMC is accepting applications for up to two scholarships the 2024-25 academic year. Students interested in the field of weather modification and studying science or engineering at an accredited institution are eligible to apply. In addition to the $2,000 cash award, the successful applicant(s) is eligible for travel reimbursement to attend a meeting of the NAWMC during the award year. Lastly, the NAWMC will appoint a professional contact for the student to further encourage and promote their academic success in the field during the academic year.
To apply for the scholarship, download the application form and complete and submit all the required materials by February 29, 2024.
For further information contact Mr. Derek Blestrud, Chair, NAWMC Scholarship Committee at email@example.com.
Cloud Seeding Workshop Videos
Cloud Seeding as a Water Management Tool: This workshop was held for resource managers, organizational leadership, policymakers, and stakeholders who participate in cloud seeding activities, or were interested in learning about cloud seeding as a potential tool to support water management or mitigation efforts. Click here for a playlist of the seminar recordings. You can access presentation slides from the workshop here. You can access speaker biographies here.
Learn about Cloud Seeding
The NAWMC has developed three brochures on the basics of cloud seeding. The brochures cover the science of cold season and warm season operations and its relation to the climate and environment.
What is Weather Modification?
Weather modification (also known as cloud seeding) is an environmentally friendly way to generate more precipitation from clouds in the form of rain or snow. It works through the introduction of tiny particles ("seeds") that create additional droplets or ice, thereby accelerating the precipitation process and improving the cloud's efficiency. Cloud seeding is also used to reduce hail damage and eliminate fog. This well-established technology has been in use since the 1940s in dozens of countries around the world.
Cloud Seeding in North America
Nature Editorial Calls for Weather Modification Research
Renowned journal, Nature published an editorial calling for a renewed effort in weather modification research. Click here to view.