Alberta Hail Suppression Project - Webinar (MDT)


Calgary, AB [Map]
Date and Time: October 07, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MDT


This Webinar is SOLD OUT - please contact for further questions.

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.

Learning objectives:

  • Cloud seeding: Who is doing what, where, when, why and how?
  • History of cloud seeding
  • Hail suppression
           - Theory and methodology
           - Case Studies 
           - Assessment of results
  • Conclusions
  • Visit 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

Dr. Terry 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.


Registration:   9:45 a.m.
Presentation:  10 - 11:00 a.m. MDT
Location:        Webinar  

CE Credits:   AIC Course ID #55393, 1 CE Hours General and Adjuster

*** Late arrival or early departure results in no CE hours issued as per the Alberta Insurance Council regulations. For a webinar, this includes a transmission disruption due to unresolvable technical issues. Partial hours cannot be issued. *** Link to webinar: Prior to the webinar, all registrants will receive an e-mail providing the direct link to the Webinar. 

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