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[Ambassador report] Cloud Seeding in UAE

by Arjun Anand | 14-02-2020 03:57 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

The other day my sister asked me. Why is it raining here in United Arab Emirates? I explained to her that I read in newspapers that it is raining here in UAE due to cloud seeding. She was curious and asked me to explain further. So let me share my knowledge of Cloud seeding with you.

Cloud seeding is simply a method of artificially encouraging a cloud to produce rain. Just like a farmer sowing seeds in the field, which later grow to crops, in cloud seeding the clouds are filled with ‘seeds’ to later fall as rain. 

The most common chemicals used for cloud seeding include silver iodide, potassium iodide and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). Using planes fitted with seeding flares, trained pilots fire salt crystals into clouds to improve condensation and form droplets that could fall as rain.

Cloud seeding is used across the world to battle droughts and weather extremities.

UAE receives less than 100 millimetres of annual rainfall. UAE has no rivers too. And it obtains practically all its drinking water from desalination, which is expensive.

Cloud-seeding is much cheaper by comparison, costing around 1 cent per cubic metre of water produced versus the 60 cents the UAE pays to desalinate the equivalent amount of water.

Here, In UAE nowadays we are experiencing a pleasant climate with occasional rains.

Credits to technology too.  :-) 

PC : gulfnews 

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Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report!!
    Green cheers

    Jasmine karki
    Posted 13-03-2020 11:58

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Arjun,

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Cloud Seeding in UAE

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-02-2020 21:36

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Arjun!
    It's Lisa:)

    You have a very interesting article here!
    I don't know if Korea ever uses such technology but I do think this is a very innovative way of overcoming problems caused by the drought and rebalance out the environment for the agriculture. But meanwhile, I do kind of have the same worry as our dear friend Sujan Paudel is it proven that the cloud seeding doesn't do any harm to the environment? Is it sustainable in an eco-friendly way? It seems to me that the chemical substances might cause some problems for the environment and especially the ecosystem.
    It would be great if you could tell us more about the topic in this regards:)

    Great article and looking forward to reading from you again very soon!
    Posted 16-02-2020 16:17

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Arjun

    I've never heard about such a system! Ability to create artificial rain shows how much the technology is improved and proves its big potential. This technology is also impressive in that it can help the region with droughts. Since some sites are suffering from droughts that are stimulated by global warming, this technology can be a great solution!

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 16-02-2020 11:49


  • SANDIP PAUDEL says :
    technology is amazing, just gotta know even this is possible. Thanks for this much informative report, i enjoy and loved it.
    Posted 15-02-2020 03:17

Seyoung Kwon

  • Seyoung Kwon says :
    Thanks for sharing new information about cloud seeding!
    What I just wonder is if it is environmental-friendly.
    Posted 15-02-2020 00:26

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    cloud seeding is environent friendly. Cloud seeding has helped many drought hit areas. here the cloud and climate is studied prior to cloud seeding .
    Posted 14-02-2020 21:25

Bibisha Pandey

  • Bibisha Pandey says :
    Thank you for sharing such a information .I hope cloud seeding is eco friendly concept !
    Posted 14-02-2020 20:44

Sujan Paudel

  • Sujan Paudel says :
    Seems like a nice concept .But is it Eco-friendly concept?
    Posted 14-02-2020 15:15

Kalyani Shrestha

  • Kalyani Shrestha says :
    Thanks for informing about Cloud Seeding. I had never heard of it before .
    Posted 14-02-2020 14:34

Mildred Nyangena

  • Mildred Nyangena says :
    Thank you for sharing. Definitely there's always something new to learn.
    Posted 14-02-2020 13:56

Prabha Bhusal

  • Prabha Bhusal says :
    Hello Arjun,
    Thank you for sharing new information.Really,today's technologies are expanding their innovations.
    Prabha Bhusal

    Posted 14-02-2020 11:57

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