CloudSeeding2: Cloud Seeding 2

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Rainfall amounts from a cloud seeding experiment


A dataset with 108 observations on the following 8 variables.

Period ID for time period
Seeded Treatment coded as S=seded or U=unseeded
Season Coded as Autumn, Spring, Summer, or Winter
TE Rainfall in East (treatment)
TW Rainfall in West (treatment
NC Rainfall in North (control)
SC Rainfall in South (control)
NWC Rainfall in Northwest (control)


Researchers were interested in whether seeded clouds would produce more rainfall. An experiment was conducted in Tasmania between 1964 and 1971 and rainfall amounts were measured in inches per rainfall period. The researchers measured the amount of rainfall in two target areas: East (TE) and West (TW). They also measured the amount of rainfall in three control locations. Clouds were coded as being either seeded (treatment) or unseeded (control). A subset (only Winter months) of these data is stored in CloudSeeding. All rainfall amounts are in inches.


Data were accessed from the website This is the web home of the Australasian Data and Story Library (OzDASL).


A.J. Miller, D.E. Shaw, L.G. Veitch, and E.J. Smith, (1979) "Analyzing the results of a cloud-seeding experiment in Tasmania" in Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, A8 (10), pp. 1017-1047.

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