Forecasting History

Atmospheric Studies from a Moving Weather Observatory

  • By Vincent Schaefer
  • Feb 8, 2021

Vincent Schaefer's 1955 study on changes in atmospheric conditions between the base of a mountain and its peak was only one small facet of Project Skyfire. Originally aimed at reducing lightning caused fires in timber forests in the western United States, this project created a number of fascinating projects, including Schaefer's extensive research into cloud seeding. 

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