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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"We cannot control the rain and we cannot control the cloud because it is always moving, but we can study each cloud formation and see if it is suitable for cloud seeding," said Al Obeidli.
We also work with the 900th Philippine Air Force Weather Group for joint cloud seeding operations," he said.
'We have already asked them to conduct cloud seeding to encourage rain, water flow,' he said.
Elsie Villanueva, assistant head of the City Agriculture Office, said Wednesday they are currently coordinating with the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Region 12 (Soccsksargen) for the inclusion of the area in the planned region-wide cloud seeding activities.
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.
Salt flares used in cloud seeding. Image Credit: Supplied
"The programme has done much to encourage and improve international research in cloud seeding science and technologies by bringing some of the best scientific minds in the field onto a common platform where their combined research could lead to greater benefits," he said.
Bagate Khanhuraj, Director of cloud seeding mission told ANI, "There were less favourable clouds.
Operators of Angat Dam in Bulacan province are hoping the rainy season will succeed where a month of cloud seeding operations has so far failed, in replenishing the main source of potable water in Metro Manila.
The provincial government allocat-ed P3.4 million for the 60-hour contract for cloud seeding operation in the wake of reported dry spell damages on rice, corn, oil palm, coconut, rubber, cacao, and coffee plants worth P402.74 million
The state government will be carrying out cloud seeding for three days starting from today as the water level at the Durian Tunggal Dam, which supplies water to Central Melaka District here, drops to critical level.