Snowfall Observations from Natural-Draft Cooling Tower Plumes

Science  24 Sep 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4259, pp. 1239-1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.193.4259.1239


During the winter of 1975-1976, snowfall from the plumes of large natural-draft cooling towers of power plants has been observed. Snow accumulations up to 2.5 centimeters have been found on the ground at extended distances from the cooling towers, and visibility has been restricted to less than 1600 meters in the tower plume near ground level.