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Tropical cyclone modification the Project Stormfury hypothesis by Robert C. Sheets

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories in [Boulder, Colo.?] .
Written in English


  • Cyclones.,
  • Weather control -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert C. Sheets.
SeriesNOAA technical report ERL -- 414-AOML 30., NOAA technical report ERL -- 414., NOAA technical report ERL -- 30.
ContributionsEnvironmental Research Laboratories (U.S.), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 52 p. :
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17828347M

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