GulfNews.com April 24, 2017 Dubai:
Unmanned aerial vehicles to electrically seed clouds as part of national weather bureau experiments
The hunt for new cloud-seeding methods and technology to feed rainwater to parched reaches of the UAE continues with a promising new experiment using unmanned aerial vehicles, said officials on Monday.
The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science said that is experimenting with eco-friendly drones that will help scientists study artificial, electrical charges within clouds to induce “electrical seeding.”
Masdar team to patent rain-boosting material
Team’s nanotechnology can boost cloud seeding by 100-fold to encourage rainfall
Abu Dhabi: A new nano-sized coating of titanium dioxide on salt crystals can boost cloud seeding by 100-fold and has led researchers at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology to file a provisional patent.
Masdar said she is “one of the first scientists in the world to explore the use of nanotechnology to enhance a cloud seeding material’s ability to produce rain”.
Zou said that using “nanotechnology to accelerate water droplet formation on a typical cloud seeding material has never been researched before. It is a new approach that could revolutionise the development of cloud seeding materials and make them significantly more efficient and effective”.
.الهندسة الجيولوجية هي مشكلة مناخية حقيقية ليست حل المناخ الحقيقي