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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He added, however, that it is still hard to quantify how much rainfall is generated because of cloud seeding. "We cannot say that we are experiencing more rain this year than last year because more data and studies are needed to make this claim," Al Obeidli noted.
Cloud seeding sorties in the region also started Tuesday (April 9).
According to Villafuerte, the provincial government had asked assistance from the Department of Agriculture and national government to conduct cloud seeding in the province.
The city government is pushing for the conduct of cloud seeding operations to ease the effects of the prevailing dry spell, which has affected around 120 hectares of corn farmlands.
Summary: Bangkok [Thailand], Jan 16 (ANI): Thailand used two planes on Tuesday for cloud seeding to combat the toxic pollution in its capital, Bangkok and other neighbouring areas.
Summary: Gulf News takes a close look at the scientific process of cloud seeding in the UAE
*This image explaining cloud seeding shows the chemical either silver iodide or dry ice being dumped onto the cloud which then becomes a rain shower.
Rainwater obtained through techniques such as cloud seeding offers a viable alternative to groundwater and water produced through the desalination processes."
"With the need for clean water becoming ever more imperative, rain enhancement through cloud seeding promises innovative solutions based on the most advanced science and technologies," said Dr Lawson.
Cloud seeding, a type of weather modification, aims to change the amount or type of precipitation in the clouds through the method of sprinkling chemicals into the air.
Mary Joy David, project development officer II of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management of the Department of Agriculture, told The STAR that cloud seeding operations are continuing in the vicinity of Angat and La Mesa watershed so that rains would replenish the two dams.