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
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 introcuction 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.
NAWMC Accepting Applications for 2014-15 Academic Scholarship
The North American Weather Modification Council is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its 2014-15 academic year scholarship. The successful candidate will receive a $1,500 cash award and be eligible for up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement to attend a meeting of the Council during the award year.
To apply, download the application form, complete and submit all the required materials by February 21, 2014.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Barry Lawrence, Chair, NAWMC Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2013-14 NAWMC Scholarship Winner Chosen
The NAWMC scholarship award for 2013-14 was approved by the Council at its meeting in San Antonio on April 9, 2013. The Council would like to congratulate Jacey Wipf, who is pursuing her Masters Degree in Atmospheric Science at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD.