William R. Cotton

William R. Cotton

William R. Cotton is professor emeritus of meteorology at Colorado State University.


Cloud seeding might not be as promising as drought-troubled states hope

By: - March 16, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in The Conversation. On mountain peaks scattered across Colorado, machines are set up to fire chemicals into the clouds in attempts to generate snow. The process is called cloud seeding, and as global temperatures rise, more countries and drought-troubled states are using it in sometimes desperate efforts to modify the weather. […]