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Encyclopedia > Weather Modification Operations and Research Board

A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes, was introduced on March 3, 2005, by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. The text of the bill, with the resulting act to be cited as the Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005, was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bill states that the act is to take effect October 1, 2005. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 19, 2005, Representative Mark Udall introduced H.R. 2995: To establish the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. The bill was referred on 26 June 2005, to the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards. June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Udall poses with an eagle, which was brought to his office to highlight his efforts at protecting the species. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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108th Congress, 2d Session, S. 2170

Senator Hutchison introduced the same bill March 4, 2004. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Purpose

The purpose of the act is "to develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated national weather modification policy and a national cooperative Federal and State program of weather modification research and development." Cloud seeding is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls out of clouds or the structure of clouds by dispersing substances into the air which allow water droplets or ice crystals to form more easily. ...


Composition of the Board

The Board shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, of whom

The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. ... The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional body, founded in 1852, to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ... President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... NCAR, Boulder, Colorado National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a U.S.-based institute whose stated mission is: NCARs flagship Mesa Laboratory is located in the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, in a dramatic complex of buildings designed by architect I.M. Pei. ... The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ...

Weather Control

It should be noted that "weather control", as well as "weather tampering", is expressly forbidden dating from at least December 10, 1976, when the "United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, TIAS 9614 Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques" was adopted. A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


The Convention was: Signed in Geneva May 18, 1977; Entered into force October 5, 1978; Ratification by U.S. President December 13, 1979; U.S. ratification deposited at New York January 17, 1980. May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


See also

Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... The UN defines environmental security as the relative stability of Earths natural ecosystems against human activity, most notably: global climate change caused by human release of greenhouse gas deforestation caused by so-called clearing of lands soil depletion and desertification caused by intensive monoculture techniques scope statement from UN... The Microsoft building in Bangalore, the information technology capital of India A KFC franchise in Kuwait. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... The United States Department of Defenses Office of Net Assessment was created in 1973. ... A ground-based interceptor, designed to destroy incoming ICBMs, is lowered into its silo at the missile defence complex at Fort Greely, Alaska, July 22, 2004. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ...

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Weather control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1219 words)
Weather control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather.
A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes, was introduced on the floor of the United States Senate on March 3, 2005, by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Marvel Comics heroes Thor and Storm could control weather; the former because he is the Norse god of thunder, the latter because she is a mutant.
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