Boardman and Huber 1973-08-30

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Lawrence Boardman, meteorologist, and Edwin Huber, radar specialist, discuss the nature of their work with Meteorology Research, Inc. in the San Angelo and Big Spring areas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lawrence Boardman

Additional Parties Recorded: Edwin Huber

Date: August 30, 1973

Location: Snyder, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origin, purpose of Meteorology Research, Inc., Arguments of radar control presented, Explanation of San Angelo warm cloud seeding project, Warm cloud seeding techniques explained, Uses of salt and silver iodide contrasted, Theories of precipitation discussed, San Angelo project (continued), Discussion of pilots, plane damage, Evaluation of seeding project in the Big Spring area examined, Method of randomization cited, San Angelo evaluation plan described, Anecdote concerning San Angelo, Attitude toward environmentalists, hail suppression cited

Tape 1, Side 2: California seeding for snow pack, Cloud seeding technique examined, Precipitation factors explored, California snow pack continued, Pacific Gas and Electric cited, Speculation on warm cloud seeding techniques, Radar equipment innovation discussed, Cloud seeding equipment manufacturers mentioned, Failure of ground generator cited

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