Roelof Bruintjes

NCAR Scientist

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Area of expertise
cloud seeding and weather modification; effects of smoke and pollution on clouds and rainfall

The head of NCAR’s weather modification program and one of the world’s leading experts on the use of technology to increase precipitation, Bruintjes focuses on various types of cloud seeding and the effects of smoke and other types of pollution on clouds and rainfall. He helps guide weather modification programs in the United States and around the world. Bruintjes emphasizes the importance of evaluating cloud seeding programs to understand how they can be used effectively.