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This seminar will highlight the science behind
hailstorm development and the processes used in efforts to minimize the damage
of Alberta's severe weather occurrences. Dr. Terry Krauss will explain the
program and give up to the minute examples of radar, storm tracking, hailstone
development, seeding operations, and results.
Participants will benefit from being aware of this weather
phenomenon, how their industry tries to mitigate the damage wrought by
Alberta's unique hail alley, and take pride in knowing that most of
their employers have supported this hail suppression program for the last 25 years. Case
study of the June 13th severe storm will be included.
- Cloud seeding: Who is doing what, where, when, why
- History of cloud seeding
- Theory and
- Assessment of
radar and airplane for crew discussions
Knowledge obtained from the seminar will ensure that
insurance professionals can show a positive side of the industry to the public.
Presenter: Terry Krauss, PhD
Krauss received his Master’s degree in Meteorology at the University of Alberta in
1978 and his PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming in 1981.
His graduate work consisted of hailstorm research, radar analyses of hail storms,
and conducting controlled seeding experiments on Alberta hailstorms using
specially instrumented cloud physics aircraft and multi-parameter radar
measurements. He has compiled more than 40 years of research and operational
cloud seeding experience conducting hail suppression projects in Alberta,
Greece, and Argentina; and rain enhancement projects in South Africa, the USA,
Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia, among others. Dr. Krauss has worked for private
companies and Government research organizations and has consulted for the World
Meteorological Organization, United Nations Development Program, and the World
Bank. Dr. Krauss has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific journal and
scientific conference articles dealing with cloud physics, radar meteorology,
severe storms, hydrology, hail suppression, and precipitation enhancement. He
has been directly involved with the Alberta Severe Weather Management Society
since 1996 and is currently the Director of the Alberta Hail Project.
Presentation: 10 - 11:00 a.m. MDT
CE Credits: AIC Course ID #55393, 1
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