National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE) Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the records of the National Hail Research Experiment, an experiment aimed at making a contribution to the question of the operational and economic feasibility of hail suppression. Records include budget information, correspondence, newsletters, planning documents, research proposals, reports, and weather modification licensing materials. Selected materials from this collection have been digitized are available in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.
- Majority of material found in 1970-1979
- Other: Date acquired: 1986-10-28
- Atlas, David (Person)
- Goyer, Guy (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
4.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Arrangement is by material type.
The collection consists of four series in five boxes:
Series I: Records of the National Hail Research Experiment Series II: Reports of the National Hail Research Experiment Series III: Research and Data Series IV: Photographic Materials and Oversize
Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title, and within folders, chronologically.
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Source of Acquisition
MMM/EOL/Contracts Office/Information Office
Method of Acquisition
The National Hail Research Experiment records were acquired from a few sources; some materials were assembled from files belonging to the Contracts office and Information Office. Other materials were sent to the Archives from Jim Fankhauser in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology division of NCAR
Duplicate materials and routine correspondence were removed from the collection. Reports by outside entities were removed from the collection as they are available in the NCAR Library.
Accruals and Additions
Addition to collection in October 2010, accession #2010.022. These materials were donated by EOL/MMM as part of their clean up of records held at off-site storage.
The collection was processed in February 2010. Materials in the Archives grouped together as the Weather Modification Collection were consolidated with materials labeled "NHRE." Records were then sorted into categories of like items and rehoused in acid-free folders. Paper clips and binder clips were removed. Oversize materials were flattened and stored in flat files. Additional materials were received in October 2010 and were added to the collection in December 2010.
- Weather control Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- hail control Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kathleen Legg
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository