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Drones to Make it Rain?

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

UAE, the United Arab Emirates is testing drones that can make clouds produce rain by giving them an electric shock. Cloud-seeding technology is already used in the country, but the UAE wants to generate more rain. The country only averages 100mm of rain per year. In 2017, the government provided $15m (£10.8m) for nine different rain-enhancement projects.

Drones would  fly into clouds, giving them an electric shock to “cajole them” into producing rain, are about to be tested in the United Arab Emirates. The project aims to change the balance of electrical charge on cloud droplets, explained Prof Maarten Ambaum, who worked on the project.

One thought on “Drones to Make it Rain?

  1. yeah… this will end well.

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