William R. Cotton's scientific contributions

Publications (3)

Article
Using the one-dimensional cumulus model developed by Cotton, predictions of the effects of seeding cumulus clouds were performed during the month of July 1973 as part of the Experimental Meteorology Laboratory's Florida Area Cumulus Experiment 1973 experiment. In Part I we compared seedability predictions with the Miami 1200 GMT soundings and sound...
Article
Using the one-dimensional cumulus model developed by Cotton, predictions of the effects of seeding cumulus clouds were performed during the month of July 1973 as a part of the Experimental Meteorology Laboratory FACE 1973 Experiment. The calculations were performed with the Miami 1200 GMT soundings and soundings taken in the interior of Florida at...

Citations

... Hail forecasting and warning systems have also been tested (Mao et al., 1982;Xiao et al., 2002) as previously carried out by Cotton and Boulanger (1975). In addition, the hail-cloud models used in this period were usually initialized with single sounding datasets and the convection was initiated with an idealized thermal bubble, which cannot reflect the formation and evolution processes of real hailstorms, thus limiting the application in hail suppression activities. ...