Publications

Boring part

(but necessary for a modicum of credibility if any)

1977:  Tracer and Diffusion and Cloud Microphysical Studies in the American River Basin  (pdf)
1978:  A Reanalysis of the Skagit Cloud Seeding Project. (pdf)
1979:  A Reanalysis of the Wolf Creek Pass Cloud Seeding Experiment.  (pdf)
1979:  Comments on the Climax and Wolf Creek Pass Cloud Seeding Experiments.  (pdf)
1980:  Comments on “Randomized Cloud Seeding in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado” (pdf)
1980:  Comments on “Generalized Criteria for Seeding Winter Orographic Clouds” (pdf)
1981:  Comments on “Reanalysis of ‘Generalized Criteria for Seeding Winter Orographic Clouds’ ” (pdf)
1981:  Radar Detection of Cloud-Seeding Effects.  Science.  (pdf)
1983:  Production of Ice Particles in Clouds Due to Aircraft Penetrations (pdf)
1984:  Further Observations of the Production of Ice Particles in Clouds by Aircraft (pdf)
1984:  Reply to Mossop (pdf)
1985:  Ice particle concentrations in clouds.  J. Atmos. Sci. (pdf)
1986:  How Good Are Our Conceptual Models of Orographic Cloud Seeding?  (invited paper;  AMS Bookstore.  Classic book yours for only $60! (Rangno_pdf)
1987:  Reply to Telford (pdf)
1987:  Reply to somebody, maybe Mossop (pdf)
1987:  A Reevaluation of the Climax Cloud Seeding Experiments Using NOAA Published Data (pdf)
1988:  Rain from Clouds with Tops Warmer than -10 C in Israel.  Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.  (pdf)
1988:  Criteria for the Onset of Significant Concentrations of Ice Particles in Cumulus Clouds.  Atmos. Res. (pdf)
1990:  Rapid Development of High Ice Particle Concentrations in Small Polar Maritime Cumuliform Clouds (pdf)
1993:  Further Analyses of the Climax Cloud-Seeding Experiments (pdf)
1995:  A New Look at the Israeli Cloud Seeding Experiments (pdf)
1995:  Replies to Gabriel and Mielke (pdf)
1996: Precipitation from a Maritime Cloud Layer with Very Low Droplet Concentrations Atmos. Res. (pdf)
1997:  Reply to Woodley (pdf)
1997:  Reply to Dennis and Orville (pdf)
1997:  Reply to Ben-Zvi (pdf)
1997:  Reply to Rosenfeld (pdf)
1997:  Comprehensive Reply to Rosenfeld (pdf)
1998:  Microstructures of Low and Middle-Level Clouds Over the Beaufort Sea.  Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.  (pdf)
*1998:  Reply to “Comments by Alan M. Blyth and John Latham on ‘Cumulus Glaciation Papers by P. V. Hobbs and A. L. Rangno.'” Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. (pdf)
1999: Cloud seeding and the journal barriers to faulty claims:  closing the gaps.  (submitted twice to Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.!  Rejected TWICE!  Very exciting.  Published online this blog only, in August 2016! pdf here
2001:  Ice Particles in Stratiform Clouds in the Arctic and Possible Mechanisms for the Production of High Ice Concentrations J. Geophys Res. (pdf)
2001:  Airborne Studies of Cloud Structures Over the Arctic Ocean and Comparisons With Retrievals From Ship-Based Remote Sensing Measurements  J. Geophys. Res. (pdf)
2002:  Clouds-Classification.  In Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Sciences, Holton and Curry, Eds., Academic Press.  All six vols new, yours for $2,800!  Used from $183.
2003:  The Classification of Clouds, In Handbook of Weather Climate, and Water.  John Wiley and Sons.
**2004:  Super-Large Raindrops.  Geophys. Res. Letts. (pdf)
2005:  Microstructures and Precipitation Development in Cumulus and Small Cumulonimbus Clouds over the Warm Pool of the Tropical Pacific Ocean.  Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.  (pdf)
2006:  Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Research at the Cloud and Aerosol Research Group at the University of Washington, 1963-2005. In Achievements in Weather Modification, United Arab Emirates, Two UW Researchers Honored by UN, 43-46. Hobbs et al 2006 Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Research at the University of WA 1963-2005
2006:  On the Status and Needs of Weather Modification: Viewpoint from a Reanalyst_Unsubmitted MS to Bulletin of the Amer. Meteor. Soc. 10-24-06,  but date says Aug 31, 2006_final version.  Was a hopeless effort.  Would never get past reviewers under BAS Editorship it was felt.
2008:  Fragmentation of Freezing Drops in Shallow Maritime Frontal Clouds (J. Atmos. Sci.)
2010:  Aircraft-Induced Hole Punch and Canal Clouds: Inadvertent Cloud Seeding.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.  (pdf)
2017:  A Critical Review of
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*The original commentary on our work by Blyth and Latham (1998) is one of the greatest papers of all time!  Why?  
Because Blyth and Latham did something we don’t do enough of in science; comment on work that we have questions about or think is wrong.  The reasons for this lack of action by our peers are obvious to those who publish.   Those being criticized or whose work is being challenged might review the manuscripts and proposals of those who have criticized them.    Therefore, they MIGHT thwart those publications and proposals if such exchanges  end up being grudge matches. I loved what B&L98 did!  
And I couldn’t wait to congratulate Prof. Blyth in person later that year at conference for looking into our work!  This is how science should be and I wanted to show that.  Of course, we still think our work is correct, it goes without saying…

**Got us a Guinness World record certificate!   BTW,  a larger drop (1 cm diameter!) was measured by Ken Beard, U of Il, Urbana, in a HI project years earlier, but he and co-authors didn’t publish it.  Found out about this larger drop in a private correspondence after our report came out.  We didn’t know how Guinness became aware of our measurement to award us a certificate.