Cloud Seeding A groundbreaking method of artificial rainfall
There are some types of cloud seeding, also some Disadvantages of cloud seeding. Though there are lots of Negative effects of cloud seeding but the Artificial rain technology is amazing!
From the beginning of civilization, people have been trying to establish their own control over nature. The cycle of human success on that path is also quite long. People have dammed the course of the river, cut the path and merged the ocean with the ocean; gravity has shown its thumb and made its abode in space!
The result of the rule of nature has never been a blessing or has sometimes called for an extreme disaster. However, with the speed at which science and technology are advancing, there is no doubt that human control over the basic structures of nature will increase day by day. Let's get acquainted with such a groundbreaking technology today.
Freshwater is one of the main sources of survival for humans and many animals, the only natural source of which is rainfall. But no one has control over this rain. It is not always expected that it will rain for days, dates and times according to the needs of the fauna.
What if the control of rain was in the hands of people? Every time it rains a little! Although it sounds like a fantasy, people have established some control over the rain long ago. Cloud seeding is the name given to that method of artificial rainfall.
The way cloud seeding works
The method of cloud seeding is not very complicated. Chemicals are spread over the unsuitable rain clouds in the sky to cause premature rain, which can also be called artificial precipitation.
Before we get into the basics of cloud seeding, let's take a look at how clouds and rainfall naturally.
In the intense heat of the sun, the water of the sea, rivers, or reservoirs evaporates and rises to the surface. These water vapors then condense with the innumerable dust floating in the air and turn into clouds.
When these clouds floating in the troposphere of the sky become heavier as they condense over time, the earth's gravitational ball pulls down and falls to the earth's surface. Basically, the key to rain is the condensation of clouds, which happens naturally.
Now if the clouds in this troposphere can be artificially condensed ahead of time, then rain will start immediately. ‘Cloud seeding’ basically does this.
Aircraft, rockets, or missiles use dry ice (solidified carbon dioxide), silver iodide, potassium iodide, liquid propane gas, and even potassium chloride (salt) to spread clouds over the clouds, which help the clouds to condense faster and result in rain.
The same technology is used to make rain as well as artificial snow. Silver iodide is currently the most effective and popular for cloud seeding.