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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A big initiative worked upon is cloud seeding, which will be tried this summer.
Abu Dhabi: The winners for the third cycle of the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science were awarded on Wednesday for their innovative projects on cloud seeding techniques, as the programme continues to lead the way in supporting initiatives in the field of rain enhancement.
Several strategies have been used to improve the rain enhancement capability of conventional cloud seeding materials.
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.
He said cloud seeding has been earlier carried out using other types of aircraft in eight provinces.
com/china-sets-aside-millions-to-control-the-rain-2016-7) United States in the 1940s , when a couple of General Electric scientists first experimented with cloud seeding.
Cloud seeding is the process of inducing rainfall by making sure that existing clouds become very heavy.
The department has already dispatched 6 meteorologists and a pilot and an engineer from the Royal Jordanian Air Force to receive training on cloud seeding in the Southeast Asian nation, according to JMD's Director-General, Muhammad Samawi.
Guidelines for Cloud Seeding to Augment Precipitation, 3rd Edition
In a bid to solve this problem, cloud seeding is already used in the UAE.
Similarly, the RFOs already identified critical areas and intensified its cloud seeding operations in strategic locations nationwide to save crops.
Cloud seeding is a real activity carried out by different groups and governments since the middle of the 20th century.