Takeuchi, Don 1973-09-13
Don Takeuchi, meteorologist for Meteorology Research Inc., discusses the theory, operation and evaluation of cloud seeding. He makes reference to the warm-cloud San Angelo project sponsored by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1970-72.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Don Takeuchi
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: September 13, 1973
Location: Snyder, Texas
Interviewer: Jeff Townsend
Length: 30 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Educational background cited,
Warm cloud precipitation theory explained,
Discussion of cloud types,
Warm-cloud and super-cooled cloud seeding contrasted,
Use of urrea, salt as seeding materials mentioned,
Operational cloud seeding examined,
Nature of San Angelo project given,
Meteorological theory related to cloud seeding,
South Dakota experiments cited,
Meteorological disciplines discussed,
Attitudes of Bureau of Reclamation given,
Seeding evaluation examined.
Tape 1, Side 2: Federal-state conflict and ecological considerations mentioned,
Federal-state reporting cited.
Range Dates: 1970-1973
Bulk Dates: 1970-1972
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