UAE: Research underway to help make artificial clouds

UAE: Research underway to help make artificial clouds

Research is now underway to help make artificial clouds as a new method of generating rainfall in the UAE, said National Center of Meteorology (NCM) director Dr. Omar Al Yazeedi on January 19, 2020. Speaking at the International Rain Enhancement Forum in Abu Dhabi…

Artificially cooling planet ‘risky strategy,’ new research shows

Artificially cooling planet ‘risky strategy,’ new research shows

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the intentional manipulation of the…

Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania

Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania

A cloud-seeding company Hydro Tasmania performed the seeding over the Derwent River watershed a day before the widespread flooding, caused by intense rainstorms, began on June 6, 2016. According to Premier Will Hodgman, the Energy Minister Matthew Groom is looking…

Cloud seeding part of UAE’s record March rainfall

Cloud seeding part of UAE’s record March rainfall

Sufian Farrah, a meteorologist and cloud seeding expert at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), said that cloud seeding operations over UAE played a part in last month's record rainfall. Farrah said UAE made 77…

Cloud seeding practice returns to Los Angeles, California

Cloud seeding practice returns to Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said they seeded clouds over the county with silver iodide to increase the amount of rainfall during storms that battered California this week. DPW says this is their first cloud seeding since 2002. LA County has used cloud…

Prolonged dry spell hits Singapore and Malaysia

Prolonged dry spell hits Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore suffered its longest dry spell on record in period between January 13 and February 8. Dry weather conditions continue to prevail in Singapore during the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season. 

The dry weather affecting Singapore and the

Weather modification – Avoiding floods by “cloud seeding”, Indonesia

Weather modification – Avoiding floods by “cloud seeding”, Indonesia

Cloud seeding, a weather modification technique, is commonly used to encourage rainfall in arid regions by dispersing substances into the air. But Indonesian government is using it to avoid further floods by redirecting rain to the ocean and claims their attempt has

Scientist proposed cloud engineering as response to global warming

Scientist proposed cloud engineering as response to global warming

A controversial idea about shooting salt water high into the sky over the oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight, is now reconsidered again in order to battle global warming. Rob Wood, physicist at University of Washington, proposes an experiment to test the…