Document


Title

Project Skyfire: A progress report on lightning fire and atmospheric research
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. S. Barrows ; V. J. Schaefer ; P. B. MacCready
Publication Year: 1954

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Idaho
  • lightning
  • lightning caused fires
  • Montana
  • mountains
  • storms
  • topography
  • Washington
  • weather observations
  • Wyoming
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33908
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8092
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.78:INT-35 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

This report describes the factors which led to the establishment of Project Skyfire and presents the first results of its operation. Skyfire is a program designed to acquire basic scientific information about lightning fires in western forests, the atmospheric and cloud conditions which produce them, the nature of the local weather before, during, and after their occurrence, and the possiblity of modifying lightning storms by cloud seeding.

Citation:
Barrows, J. S., V. J. Schaefer, and P. B. MacCready. 1954. Project Skyfire: A progress report on lightning fire and atmospheric research. Research Paper INT-35. Ogden, UT, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.