Solar radiation artificial weather modifications by solar absorbing ground surface

L. Brenig, Y. Mahrcr, Z. Offer

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    Abundant measurements obtained by meteorological networks and by remote sensing techniques show that small-scale ground temperature inhomogeneities, natural or anthropogenic (e.g. cities), produce important mesoscale weather modifications. These unintended modifications generally lead to convective cloud formation and to noticeable rainfall enhancement. We present here preliminary investigations which could lead to a major pilot experiment on artificial weather modification for arid and semi arid regions that is based on these effects. We present a study of the feasibility and efficiency of an artificial small mesoscale weather modification system based on a large solar absorbing surface located at ground level.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-86
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Solar Energy (English translation of Geliotekhnika)
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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