investigation of clouds and precipitation for the Texas High Plains by Donald R. Haragan

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Published by Texas Water Development Board in [Austin] .

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  • Clouds -- Texas,
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  • Weather control -- Texas

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Statementby Donald R. Haragan.
SeriesTexas. Water Development Board. Report ;, 111, Report (Texas Water Development Board) ;, 111.
ContributionsTexas Water Development Board., University of Texas at Austin. Atmospheric Science Group.
LC ClassificationsTD224.T4 A333 no. 111
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 125 l.
Number of Pages125
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Open LibraryOL4859423M
LC Control Number75632869

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