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Weather Modification Association records

Identifier: Ms-0391

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the Journal of Weather Modification, the newsletter published by the Weather Modification Association and a pamphlet about cloud seeding, "Weather Modification: Some Facts About Seeding Clouds."

Arranged chronologically, the newsletter dates from v. 1, no. 1 February 1991 to v. 9, no. 1 March 29, 2000. In the first year of publication only one issue of the newsletter was published, with two issues published in each of the additional years. Two copies of each newsletter are in the collection, with the exception of the March 29, 2000 issue.

The pamphlet "Weather Modification: Some Facts about Seeding Clouds" gives introductory information relating to weather modification, specifically cloud seeding. Also contained is some information relating to the weather modification association and statistics on recent weather modification activities in the United States. This pamphlet is the third edition, published in February 1997.

First published in 1969 as WMA, the Journal of Weather Modification serves as a place for scholarly work on weather modification to be published. The journals are arranged in chronological order with new volumes being added as they are published. One copy of each volume is contained in the collection.


  • 1969 - 2000

Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes.

Copyrights associated with this collection have not been transferred and assigned to New Mexico State University.

Organizational History

In 1951 a group of individuals got together to meet and discuss possible methods for organizing and controlling cloud seeding operations. Their intention was to raise standards for those involved in weather modification. A second meeting that year led to the creation of the Weather Control Research Association. At this meeting tentative by-laws were established and officers were elected. In 1967 the organization changed its name to the Weather Modification Association.

The goals of the Weather Modification Association are to promote the responsible application of weather modification technology; to promote research and development in the area of weather modification; to serve as a clearinghouse for information on weather modification; to produce and disseminate policy statements on all aspects of weather modification; to insure that certified members conduct weather modification projects; and to encourage international cooperation in weather modification activities. In addition, the Weather Modification Society publishes the Journal of Weather Modification.


2.50 Linear Feet

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Founded in 1951 as the Weather Control Research Association, the Weather Modification Association (WMA) is dedicated to promoting the responsible application of weather modification technology and to promoting research in the area of weather modification. The collection contains a full-run of the , the WMA newsletter, and an informational pamphlet about cloud seeding.Journal of Weather Modification, the WMA newsletter, and an informational pamphlet about cloud seeding.
Guide to the Weather Modification Association records
Portia Vescio
May 2021
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA