Skip to comments.Dubai makes its own RAIN to tackle 122F heat: Drones blast clouds with electrical charge to produce downpours
Posted on 07/21/2021 10:49:39 PM PDT by blueplum
The rain is formed using drone technology that gives clouds an electric shock to 'cajole them' into clumping together and producing precipitation The UAE is one of the most arid countries on Earth and the technique helps to increase its meagre annual rainfall Video shows it is working with monsoon-like downpours across the country
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Because forest fires cause their own weather. Severe thermals taking that heat upwards and drawing fresh air (fuel) in at the surface.
They really should focus on making artificial lakes, I think.
The water never flows far in the hydrocycle and, keep making the lakes and eventually I think they would stay.
I have heard of this being done before in farming communities. Maybe not with this same technology, but I’m sure that I’ve heard of it, and have wondered why aren’t more communities doing it in drought situations.
I was just thinking about Dubai a couple of hours ago and “if you imagine it we can do it” or whatever they claimed. I was thinking of the indoor skiing.
Seeding is unpredictable. However, if it works as well as this story seems to suggest, I can see communities doing this. It could be the answer to drought in the Mid-West.
Isn’t skiing about as popular as ice hockey?
Right. Create their own weather. Which in some cases means lightening storms. So why not drone the fire, and drain those clouds before the electric charge within the cloud builds up to lightening strength? Harness the weather the fire creates. (not that I know a hoot about how thermal dynamics would figure into my brilliant idea) :)
And Allah sends down rain from the skies, and gives therewith life to the earth after its death: verily in this is a Sign for those who listen.Oh? So rain can come down from the sky without Allah’s specific intervention?
— Surah 16:65
Or maybe Allah is using his new AI beast to force nature into submission.
Innovative idea, but Dubai is working with clear skies and a relatively uniform color setting. Dark colored objects have lots of thermal uprisings (it sucks flying a small plane in the summer over a mix of forest and fields). Deserts are brown.
The thermal well of a major fire is really quite scary if you ever get to see one on the lines. I’m not interested in seeing one up close again.
well, those pictures certainly brought my drone back down to earth with a thud. On to the next brilliant idea....
A regular Thomas Edison, you! With your sticktoitiveness and determination governed by a hard headed practicality! LOL very funny.
Think of the protests and lawsuits.
It starts with restoring the grasses - then trees. Then the water can stay in the ground
However it needs to be done.
I think it is key to greening the world.
All I saw was rain, I did not see a drone making it rain. So I am skeptical of this story.
cloud seeding has been around for a long time. Its used all over the world
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