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Project Cumulus

Project Cumulus

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Published by Carl Cord
Original research project into controlling the weather and its use for geoengineering.
Original research project into controlling the weather and its use for geoengineering.

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Published by: Carl Cord on Sep 29, 2013
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Project Cumulus
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Cumulus
was a project of the UK government in the 1950s which was investigatingweather manipulation, in particular through cloud seeding experiments. Known jokingly within the project as
Operation Witch Doctor 
the project was operational between 1949 and 1952.
1 Motivation
2 The Lynmouth disaster 
3 See also
4 Notes
5 References
The military were controlling the weather for several reasons, as detailed in minutes of an Air Ministry meeting held on 3 November 1953.
They included:
"bogging down enemy movement";
"incrementing the water flow in rivers and streams to hinder or stop enemy crossings";
clearing fog from airfields.
The Lynmouth disaster
 Main article: Lynmouth: 1952 Lynmouth flood 
On 16 August 1952 a severe flood occurred in the town of Lynmouth in north Devon. 9 inches (229millimetres) of rain fell within twenty-four hours
and the East Lyn River rose rapidly and burst its banks. Thirty-four people died and many buildings and bridges were seriously damaged.Conspiracy theorists speculate that Project Cumulus contributed to the conditions that caused thisflood,
but evidence was never found. A few days before the disaster a seeding experiment wascarried out over southern England. Alan Yates, an aeronautical engineer and glider pilot who wasworking with the operation, sprayed salt in the air and was "elated" to learn of a heavy rainfall inStaines shortly after.
Conspiracy theorists claim that there are rumours that official documentswere deliberately destroyed and that certainly some classified documents are missing.
Experts however deny that the experiments could have caused the accident. Meteorologist PhilipEden claims that "it is preposterous to blame the Lynmouth flood on such experiments".
See also
Royal Air ForcePage 1of 2Project Cumulus -Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia27/09/2013http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cumulus

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