Acta geographica Slovenica, 53-1: article 09

Acta geographica Slovenica, 53-1, 2013, IN PRESS
DOI: 10.3986/AGS53302
UDC: 551.578.7:551.509.6(497.11)

Full article (.pdf file):

Title
Is hail suppression useful in Serbia? – General review and new results

Authors
Milivoj B. Gavrilov milivoj.gavrilov@yahoo.com, Slobodan B. Marković slobodan.markovic@dgt.uns.ac.rs, Matija Zorn matija.zorn@zrc-sazu.si, Blaž Komac blaz.komac@zrc-sazu.si, Tin Lukić lukic021@gmail.com, Milan Milošević milanmilos@gmail.com, Sava Janićević sava.janicevic@dgt.uns.ac.rs  

Abstract
Anthropogenic influence on weather has been increasingly published and discussed in the last decades. Climate changes caused by inadvertent anthropogenic influence are well underway. Hail suppression, which has been proven to have no influence on weather, will be considered in the article. Even though hail suppression as scientifically ungrounded activity seemed to promise certain success several decades ago, it has spread over the whole territory of the Republic of Serbia after abundant experience, when many developed countries have given up on this activity. Reasons will be presented for the senselessness of hail suppression based on the latest research. By processing all hail data from the territory of Serbia in the period from 1967 to 2010, it was found out that the hail trend is rising which is in contrary to expectations and previous claims that hail suppression decreases hail frequency.

Key words
geography, hail suppression, seeding hypothesis, hail trend, hail cost, verification

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