Asked in Philippines
When do they perform cloud seeding in Philippines?
Cloud seeding is done in the Philippines to offset or mitigate the effects of prolonged drought on agricultural areas(water stress) and watershed (reduction in dam level) ...
What is cloud seeding?
Cloud seeding can cause major weather storms. When cloud seeding releases silver iodide into the cloud it can cause humans to get diseases such as heart enlargment or amenia. These diseases could cause you to have other symptons. Cloud seeding also cost alot of money which isn't good for our economy these days. ...
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Rainforests
What is artificial rain inducement?
Artificial rain inducement is know as cloud seeding. There are three methods for cloud seeding: static, dynamic and hygroscopic. Static cloud seeding is done by spreading silver iodide, or another chemical substance like it, into clouds. The moisture in the air condenses around the silver iodide molecules and then falls to the ground in the form of rain. Dynamic cloud seeding is basically a much more complex form of static cloud seeding. Dynamic cloud seeding is divided into eleven complicated steps, and failure to...
What are the harmful effects of cloud seeding in the industrialization on the atmosphere and the measure being used to combat?
Cloud seeding uses Silver Iodide to provide nuclei for water to form droplets on. Like most chemicals, Silver Iodide can be harmful if ingested in large quantities, but this requires massive and/or continued exposure. Studies in 1977 and 1981 showed minimal residual traces after cloud seeding. Approximately 50 tons are used each year for this purpose, which is a very small amount in comparison to the total volume of the atmosphere. The effectiveness of cloud seeding is debatable - several organizations have given up on...