Artificial rain in the United Arab Emirates: how they ‘sow clouds’ – Middle East – International

On United Arab Emirates An unusual project was carried out to combat droughts and climatic difficulties caused by a heat wave. Temperatures in that area have ranged between 44 and 48 degrees Celsius.

The Middle Eastern country created a kind of artificial rain‘following the seeding of clouds. This was mainly seen in Dubai.

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The problem is that, now, the rainfall they are much stronger and they occur with such unusual frequency that it worries the people of the Emirates.

The National Center for Meteorology of the United Arab Emirates (NCM) was the one who promoted the ‘seeding of clouds’.

How they did it? According to several local media, the NCM sent drones that launched electric shocks and other substances into the existing clouds. This, apparently, would lead to the accelerated appearance of rains.

The entity usually broadcast images and videos of the procedure and results.

The other side of the coin was revealed by ‘The National News’, a local media outlet in the UAE.

For two weeks, indicates the newspaper, heavy rains hit some areas of Dubai. This makes mobility difficult and there are even domestic risks around precipitation.

The center issued a warning about 40 km / h winds that kick up clouds of dust, reduce visibility on roads and create difficult conditions in the Persian Gulf.”, The publication specified.

The media also indicated that heavy rains are joining the fierce storms of wind and dust They wreak havoc in areas closest to deserts.

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And while the climatic difficulties occur, the NMC created a kind of ‘scientific dome’ to provide citizens with an explanation for the unusual variety of increasingly stronger climates.

What is artificial rain?

The commented initiative of the United Arab Emirates consists of sending various substances into the air to stimulate the accelerate the process of the micro particles of the clouds and cause the precipitation.

According to specialized portals, substances such as frozen silver iodide or carbon dioxide. The latter is a much more familiar one than it sounds, as it is the popular ‘Dry ice’.

Dry ice produces something like haze.

Maarten Ambaum, a professor at the University of Reading (England), worked on one of the multiple artificial rain projects promoted by the UAE. He spoke with the ‘BBC’ medium and explained that this cloudy crop works “like dry hair in a comb”, since “uses a drone to unleash electrical charges in the clouds, which helps the water droplets merge and stick together to form precipitation”.

The meltdown, driven by drones, occurs faster than usual and promises to speed up the fall of the rain.

According to the agency ‘EFE’, the cloud seeding projects have been planned and carried out in other places with climatological difficulties such as Cuba (areas in drought) or Bangkok (fight air pollution).

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In 1984, according to an ‘ephemeris’ of this newspaper, a pilot plan to stimulate clouds was carried out over the reservoirs of Bogotá in order to cause rains.

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“The pilot plan report stated that, hours after firing the 33 shots with silver iodide capsules, a heavy downpour fell near the reservoirs that supply Bogotá“, Indicated the text.

Beyond this there has not been a specific ‘attack on the sky’ to create precipitation. In fact, in 2009, Carlos Costa, Minister of the Environment at the time, ruled out any possibility of artificial rain creation.

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