Economic effects of precipitation enhancement in the Corn Belt

P. Garcia, S. Changnon, M. Pinar

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Policy formulation in weather modification requires an understanding of the economic effects from altered weather. The focus of this study is to provide insight into the beneficiaries of a functioning weather modification technology when applied at various spatial and temporal levels. An econometric model which links the corn/soybean production to US cattle, hog and poultry sectors is used to determine the effects of precipitation enhancement in the Corn Belt, a humid climatic region. A regional supply formulation permits assessment of weather modification on production, prices, revenues to producers, and savings in consumers' expenditures on meat. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Meteorology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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