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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
This thesis examines how cloud seeding works, and its economic effectiveness in Thailand. The research begins by discussing the historical development of weather modification, paying particular attention to the effort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in using cloud seeding to help his people. This discussion is followed by the outlining of each of the six steps involved in rain making as practiced by the Royal Rainmaking Project in Thailand. The study then proceeds to analyze the success rate and cost of cloud seeding as practiced in numerous countries. The study is especially attentive to the financial reports of the United States and Thailand and uses the information they provide to determine the cost effectiveness of cloud seeding in Thailand. The research presented in this study will be beneficial to a larger body of researchers interested in using rain making techniques for alternative purposes.
Basic and Applied Science, weather modification, aviation weather, flight operations, aviation, clouds, cloud seeding, rainmaking, Royal Rainmaking Project, Kimg Bhumibol Adulyadej, triggering, fattening, Sandwich Technique, enhancing, attacking cold clouds, attacking by Super Sandwich Technique, cost of cloud seeding, chemical weather modification, rainmaking in Thailand