Precipitation events over Tasmania and their response to weather modification

  • Siems, Steven (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Morrison, Anthony Edward (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeder, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wardle, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clark, Terry (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Nazarov, Alex (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stolp, Stephen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The ongoing cloud-seeding work undertaken by Hydro Tasmania will be investigated through a combination of fieldwork and numerical simulations. New instrumentation and advanced numerical models will allow this research to provide a new understanding of the precipitation events over Tasmania and their response to cloud seeding. This research will also explore the interaction between the background aerosol/pollution level and the precipitation. Given the relatively pure nature of the air over Tasmania, this research will be of international interest. This research will also be of direct interest to Hydro Tasmania as insight gained into the precipitation events will allow us to optimise their cloud-seeding operation
Effective start/end date4/01/0630/06/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$44,908.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$144,888.00
  • Hydo-Electric Corporation (trading as Hydro Tasmania): A$111,100.00