Latest Rainmaking Stories
Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western US.
Fearing the late arrival of the annual monsoon, scientists in India are flying through storm clouds seeding them with weather modification chemicals in hopes of artificially creating rain.
To prevent rain clouds from ruining the Olympics opening ceremony, China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to disperse clouds so that dignitaries in the roofless â€œbirdâ€™s nestâ€ stadium donâ€™t get wet.
Chance of showers during the 2008 Beijing Olympics: 50 percent. But Chinese meteorologists have a plan to bring sunshine. The meteorologists say they can force rain in the days before the Olympics, through a process known as cloud-seeding, to clean the air and ensure clear skies.
Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Planes stationed at airfields around Thailand take to the skies almost daily, flying sorties in a campaign of national importance - a war on the country's worst drought in seven years.
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