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Clouds

Is it possible to modify the weather?

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Reed Keeling
January 22, 2020 10:56PM

It’s hard to say. While we can’t change daily temperatures, there’s some evidence that we can modify precipitation with a method called cloud seeding. The United States uses cloud seeding to alleviate droughts, induce snowfall near ski resorts, and even reduce hailstone size and fog.

A crash course on cloud seeding: Usually by plane, but occasionally by other means like chimneys or even cannons, certain chemical compounds are introduced into clouds. The hope is that these compounds—the most popular being silver iodide—turn water droplets into ice crystals, making them heavy enough to fall from the clouds. In the cold, they’ll be snowflakes; in warmer temperatures, they’ll melt into raindrops.

Further, we seed fog with dry ice to increase visibility at airports; we seed potential hail-producing clouds to create more individual ice nuclei, lessening hailstones’ potential for growth.

All this said, there’s some disagreement about whether cloud seeding even works. Some studies say it doesn’t affect precipitation; others, using ground-based radars to examine particles within clouds, say they do.

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traininghub
February 13, 2020 3:39AM
Ofcource, can do with some traditional ways like homa.
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pendjfi889877
February 05, 2020 7:03PM

"Still, people are changing the weather. Weather modification, of a sort, has been possible since the 1940s. We can now cause some clouds to dump extra moisture on demand. People also have begun to transform the weather in an unintentional way — through activities that have been altering Earth's climate. Oct 19, 2017"

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Jack Sukla
February 05, 2020 11:25AM

Yes it is possible. Also known as weather control. It can be done by various methods, to name few are Cloud seeding, fog dispersal, marine cloud brightening, LS technique etc..

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Rebecca Coffin 21 (STUDENT)
February 05, 2020 12:24AM

yes, if ur Eddie sheerr

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Hey Jingli
February 04, 2020 1:35PM
Weather modification, of a sort, has been possible since the 1940s. We can now cause some clouds to dump extra moisture on demand. People also have begun to transform the weather in an unintentional way through activities that have been altering Earth's climate.