Awards to Bernard Vonnegut
American Meteorological Society
Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Applied
"for his pioneering
discoveries of artificial techniques
for the nucleation of ice crystals which have continued to provide the
basis for weather modification".
Weather Modification Association
Vincent J. Schaefer Award 1977
"scientific and technical discoveries that have constituted a major
contribution to the advancement of weather modification".
In 1997 Vonnegut was awarded (posthumously) the Ig Nobel
Prize in Meteorology
for his revealing report,
"Chicken Plucking as Measure of Tornado Wind Speed."
[Published in "Weatherwise,"
October 1975, p.
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