Free exchange of accurate information regarding the efficacy, safety, methodology and cost-effectiveness of weather modification activities. "
News & Upcoming Events
Upcoming Association Meeting
April 17-20, 2017
Join us in Boise, Idaho April 17-20, 2017 for the Annual Conference. This year's meeting will be in conjunction with the Western Snow Conference. For more information on the Western Snow Conference portion, please visit www.westernsnowconference.org.
What is Cloud Seeding?
Weather Modification can be both planned, as is the case in cloud seeding, or inadvertent, for example, when pollution affects visibility. Planned (deliberate) weather modification is also commonly know as cloud seeding, cloud modification, or atmospheric water management.
Current Executive Officers
Tom Ryan is a Resource Specialist with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in LA. Tom has worked on Colorado River water resources issues at Metropolitan for twenty years and is currently the project manager for the seven Colorado River Basin States' river augmentation programs. For five years Tom served as President of the North American Weather Modification Council.
Stephanie Beall is a Meteorologist with North American Weather Consultants in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephanie has worked as a meteorologist in the field for twelve years, with experience in rain enhancement, hail suppression and snowpack augmentation. She has worked on field projects in Texas, California and Utah. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has served on the board of a Local AMS Chapter. She has also served as the Webmaster for the WMA since 2007.
Dr. Paul Kucera has over 25 years of field experience in weather modification assessment and precipitation research. As a Project Scientist at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, he has led airborne and ground research operations, radar networking, education and outreach, evaluation of experimental forecasts, and assessment of cloud seeding programs for multiple international clients. He currently is Chair of the CGMS International Precipitation Working Group and a member of the American Geophysical Union Committee on Precipitation.
Darin LangerudPAST PRESIDENT
Darin Langerud is the Director of the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, serving in that capacity since 2000. Darin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental Water Resource Institute's Atmospheric Water Management Standards Committee and is the Chair of the WMA Certification Board.