- China has used drones and rockets to force clouds to rain.
- Silver iodide, which has an ice-like structure, has been sown into clouds using the devices.
- The particles attract water droplets, which alter the cloud’s structure and raise the likelihood of precipitation.
During a record-breaking heat and a catastrophic drought, China has used drones and rockets to force clouds to rain.
Silver iodide, which has an ice-like structure, has been sown into clouds using the devices.
The particles attract water droplets, which alter the cloud’s structure and raise the likelihood of precipitation.
Since the nation started keeping track of temperature and rainfall in 1961, China has had its hottest and driest summer. The procedure, known as cloud seeding, has been applied.
The previous week and longer have seen temperatures that are higher than 40C (104F).
In order to cover the entire province, eight planes are planned, according to Huang Haojuan, deputy head of Guizhou’s weather modification bureau.
Typhoon Ma-on delivered precipitation conditions to Guizhou, and he explained that in order to maximise the amount of rainfall on Thursday and Friday, “we have undertaken both ground and air preparations.”
Over 600 sq/km (232 sq/miles) of land in the Sichuan province of southwest China, drones were sent to bring rain.
On Thursday, local officials in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality employed rockets to drop rain in 20 counties and districts.
To bring about the long-awaited rain, 15 rockets were fired six times in the Tongan District of the municipality.
The local meteorological bureau’s deputy chief, Wang Jidong, stated: “Right present, our supply of artificial-influence rockets is rather adequate.
“We have increased weather monitoring and, in response, have conducted artificial precipitation operations to help alleviate the area’s drought and hot temperatures.”
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