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Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?

Technology created 50 rainstorms in Abu Dhabi's Al Ain region last year

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For centuries people living in the Middle East have dreamed of turning the sandy desert into land fit for growing crops with fresh water on tap.

Now that holy grail is a step closer after scientists employed by the ruler of Abu Dhabi claim to have generated a series of downpours.

Fifty rainstorms were created last year in the state's eastern Al Ain region using technology designed to control the weather.


Dry as dust: The sand dunes of the United Arab Emirates, which sees no rain at all for months. Now a secret project has brought storms to Abu Dhabi


Plan: Scientists are attempting to make clouds in the desert to give man control over the weather

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Most of the storms were at the height of the summer in July and August when there is  no rain at all.

People living in Abu Dhabi were baffled by the rainfall which sometimes turned into hail and included gales and lightening.

The scientists have been working secretly for United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

They have been using giant ionisers, shaped like stripped down lampshades on steel poles, to generate fields of negatively charged particles.

These promote cloud formation and researchers hoped they could then produce rain.

In a confidential company video, the founder of the Swiss company in charge of the project, Metro Systems International, boasted of success.

Helmut Fluhrer said: 'We have achieved a number of rainfalls.'

It is believed to be the first time the system has produced rain from clear skies, according to the Sunday Times

Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert? - Daily Mail

Cloud comes down to interact with man in UAE

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Feasibility Study for Rainfall Enhancement - UAE

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Project Description

In late 2000, the government of the UAE, through the newly established Department of Water Resources Studies (DWRS) of the Office of His Highness the President, approached NCAR about developing and applying the technology of cloud seeding in the UAE.

A preliminary assessment identified some key areas of study required for assessing the efficacy and potential benefits of rainfall enhancement via hygroscopic seeding, including:

    Collating existing data and collecting specific data on clouds and rainfall
    Establishing the natural background and variability of aerosols in the region
    Adapting and developing numerical models for simulating UAE clouds
    Understanding the UAE hydrology sufficiently to assess the impact of rainfall on groundwater resources

These evolved into seven specific objectives that addressed two fundamental questions for the UAE:

    Is the frequency of cloud occurrence sufficient to warrant the investment in a cloud seeding program?
    Are the clouds that do occur amenable to hygroscopic seeding?

Feasibility Study for Rainfall Enhancement - UAE

Apparatus for controlling atmospheric humidity

Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP New York - Lawrenceville, NJ, US
Inventors: Helmut Fluhrer, Elena Davydova, Yuri Saveliev
USPTO Applicaton #: #20100142112 - Class: 361231 (USPTO)


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Re: Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 01:35:53 AM »
Thai king to help Queensland 'make rain'
09 August 2010


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A rain-making method developed by Thai king Bhumipol Adulyadej is set to aid Queensland in battles with drought after an agreement between the state government and the Thai royal household.


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The Queensland government's access to the rain-making technology, developed by King Bhumipol over the past 30 years, came a year after the state approached the royal household last year.

As a result, Queensland is set to be the first major region outside Thailand where the rain-making technology will be put into full effect.

Thai king to help Queensland 'make rain'


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Re: Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 01:39:39 AM »
Tanzania to get rain-making help
16 February 2007



A lot of cattle died in Tanzania last year because of the drought

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Tanzania has been given permission to import rain-making technology from the king of Thailand, Thai media report.

The patented cloud-seeding technique involves aircraft releasing a chemical into clouds to induce rainfall.

A team of experts is to travel to the drought-prone East Africa nation to demonstrate it and train people, the Thai agriculture minister confirmed.

Last year, failed rains left millions of Tanzanians near starvation and affected electricity supplies.

The director of Thailand's Bureau of Royal Rainmaking Research said he was hopeful the technology would work successfully in Tanzania.

Tanzania to get rain-making help



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Re: Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 01:50:56 AM »
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This automated high output seeding system allows flares to be ignited from remote locations, using customized software and cell phone communications. Each flare burns for approximately 5 minutes, releasing a significant amount of seeding material. Pourous metal cylinders called spark arrestors cover the flares.

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This aircraft-mounted cloud seeding generator is fixed in place, and can burn a silver iodide solution during flight.

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NAWC seeding aircraft on a project in Europe

Effects of Cloud Seeding


An obvious hole in a stratus deck due to cloud seeding with aircraft, using dry ice as a seeding agent. This is an example of cold cloud seeding, where supercooled cloud droplets are converted into ice crystals, which then precipitate out of the cloud deck. (USAF photo; boxed caption in the lower right reads "Effects of seeding Altostratus Clouds over Green Bay, Labrador: 45 minutes after seeding with dry ice". Photo and boxed caption obtained from Sewell, W.R.D., et. al., 1973: Modifying the Weather; Western Geographical Series, Vol. 9, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).


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Re: Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 02:12:07 AM »
UAE News Story: Mysterious Cloud



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He said the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, said the video, which was published recently on «youtube», and reported by different media, about the fall of the cloud from the sky and reach to the ground, in the Bida Persia in the UAE, not only the scene of the foam, artificial, emphasizing the impossibility that the image is the cloud is real.

And video effects, which enables citizens of a state registration and publication on «youtube» debate among citizens, they appear as a small cloud which glide out of the sky to fall on the ground, before the clash with the iron fence divides it into parts.

According to a photographer, video clip, which monitored the scene from its inception, has paid surprising event to stop his car near the cloud, and ask one of the workers passing through the region that depicts his mobile phone, standing near the cloud, and then went to the location, and began Bmlamsthe his hand, saying that what happened is « One wonders ».

The proliferation of video and debate among viewers, as he described them to «the divine miracle», while others said that it is not only a hoax, and that what appears in the picture is just «artificial bubbles».

For his part, said the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, told «Emirates Today», that «the clouds do not fall on the ground», and that what came in the video can not be a cloud are real, pointing out that «the clouds can not be divided if you hit the fence, railing, as happened in the video, but going through such as air or fog, can not catch him ».

The center said that what this video is portrayed «foam» made by special devices, and can be shaped in the form of names or flags of States or different forms, used in advertising and festivals

UAE News Story: Mysterious Cloud

 


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