Friday-Saturday, August 23-24, 1963: Project Stormfury

A joint project between the U.S. Weather Bureau and the U.S. Navy, Project Stormfury was an attempt to diminish the strength of hurricanes by seeding them with silver iodide, enlarging the eyewall and thereby reducing the wind speeds. On August 23-24, a Navy plane dispersed a total of 1,600 pounds of silver iodide into Hurricane Beulah. The effects on Beulah and other hurricanes were inconclusive, and the project was ended in 1983.
* Summaries from Hurricane Research Division, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: @ and @
* U.S. Weather Bureau report on Hurricane Beulah: @
* "Project Stormfury: A Scientific Chronicle, 1962-1983" (Willoughby et al, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, May 1985): @
* "The Decision to Seed Hurricanes" (Howard et al., Science magazine, June 1972): @
* "Poking the Storm in the Eye" (New Scientist, September 1980, Page 704): @ 
* Entry from "How It Works: Science and Technology, Volume 8" (Marshall Cavendish, 2003): @
* Entry from "Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook" (Patrick J. Fitzpatrick, 2006): @
* "The Neurotic Life of Weather Control" (from "Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America," Ted Steinberg, 2000): @
* Videos (1966, from CriticalPast.com): @
* Stormfury Operation Plan (from The Black Vault, June 1969): @
* Stormfury Operation Plan (from The Black Vault, June 1970): @ 

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