cloud seeding


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cloud seeding

[′klau̇d ‚sēd·iŋ]
(meteorology)
Any technique carried out with the intent of adding to a cloud certain particles that will alter its natural development.

cloud seeding

A method of artificial rainmaking by scattering silver iodide or other finely divided particles into clouds to serve as nuclei for raindrops. The atmospheric conditions, in terms of humidity, etc., should be conducive for cloud formation for cloud seeding to be effective.
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And Livingston is not the first expert to state that cloud seeding holds promise.
In addition, the process of cloud seeding starts with careful studying of the atmosphere daily in the morning, then issuance of special predicting records of the clouds and then giving the pilots a summary of the probability of the best areas to process.
Rain-deficient UAE has been using cloud seeding -- the infusion of salt crystals into clouds to induce or enhance rain -- since 2001.
Tayyab Arain, a senior meteorologist and the field officer in Tharparkar said in 2000 artificial rain was generated and shovered there with average 30 mm, elaborated the cloud seeding.
Another section on the channel will be dedicated to cloud seeding, explaining how it works.
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Cloud seeding experiments with silver iodide, resulting in "explosions" that release tremendous energies, indicate that weathermen may do more than predict weather in the future.
Senate President Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh on Wednesday discussed with visiting Thai experts the issue of cloud seeding, and means of boosting cooperation in this field.
Wichita Falls is experiencing the worst period of drought in its history, and city leaders have tried everything from stringent water restrictions to cloud seeding and reusing wastewater to conserve existing water resources and create new ones.
Dr Maheshkumar will demonstrate how cloud seeding technology works in creating artificial rain and how it can be implemented in a place like Bahrain where there is hardly any rain but plenty of humidity.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian official commented on strong bilateral relations between Tehran and Muscat, and said that Iran is ready to offer its expertise in the energy sector to the Sultanate, including in the fields of dam construction, water supply, water desalination, cloud seeding and power plant construction.
The right moisture conditions are needed for cloud seeding to work.