cloud seeding


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cloud seeding

n.
A technique of stimulating or enhancing precipitation by distributing dry ice crystals or silver iodide particles over developing storm clouds in a specific area of the atmosphere.

cloud seeding

A method of making a cloud give up its moisture as rain, especially by releasing particles of dry ice or silver iodide into the cloud.
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That study, combined with other recent research, has helped make cloud seeding an attractive option for officials and companies desperate to increase the amount of water in rivers and reservoirs.
The scientific adviser to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is overseeing several projects like energy-from-waste, cloud seeding, geospatial mapping and water conservation among others.
Studies show that cloud seeding can increase the amount of rain by between five and 70%, depending on the quality of the clouds.
Summary: Three researchers from the US, China and Russia to share $5m grant for their work on cloud seeding techniques
A new cloud seeding material developed by researchers at Masdar Institute, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, could be the key to breaking the 30% rainfall increase threshold that has frustrated scientists for years.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 16 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Delhi Government's senior bureaucrats to take up long-term measures like cloud seeding instead of immediate measures such as spraying of water.
Farid Golkar, the director of the Iranian Water Research Institute, said the center has signed a contract with a private company that is designing drones for cloud seeding.
One plane would be undertaking the exercise of cloud seeding while another aircraft would take samples to study its viability.
For more than a year a DRI-led research team, supported by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development through the Knowledge Fund, has been working to develop an unmanned cloud seeding aircraft capable of enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West.
The method, appropriately enough, is called cloud seeding.
Polash Mukerjee, research associate, clean air and sustainable mobility, at Centre for Science and Environment ( CSE), said: " It is not that cloud seeding has not been done before.
Canete says AWS-generated data enhanced Lebak's capacity to provide the cloud seeding team with an accurate forecast on wind direction and wind speed.