Artificially Creating Clouds


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Mar28-11, 11:26 AM
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Lately I have been getting into meteorology and things alike. I have heard of people controlling the weather. So, what are some methods of creating clouds? List as many methods as you can.
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Mar28-11, 10:31 PM
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Here’s one way weather can be modified. It doesn’t create clouds, because they are already there, but the precipitation is in form of rain, instead of hail.

http://www.wingsmagazine.com/content/view/1555/38/
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Lately I have been getting into meteorology and things alike. I have heard of people controlling the weather. So, what are some methods of creating clouds? List as many methods as you can.
I recently had a conversation which ended abruptly when I was informed the US wanted to get to the moon first to control the weather.

On a brighter note, look up "cloud seeding". I don't know much about it, but I've heard it's been done.

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I recently had a conversation which ended abruptly when I was informed the US wanted to get to the moon first to control the weather.

On a brighter note, look up "cloud seeding". I don't know much about it, but I've heard it's been done.
On a slightly unrelated note, I had a friend who was talking to some old guy one day. This guy stated, and I quote, "If they weren't shooting rockets up through the ozone, they wouldn't get them holes in it!".

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On a slightly unrelated note, I had a friend who was talking to some old guy one day. This guy stated, and I quote, "If they weren't shooting rockets up through the ozone, they wouldn't get them holes in it!".

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Mar29-11, 09:49 AM
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So, what are some methods of creating clouds? List as many methods as you can.
1) http://www.magneticeast.com/ecology/rain.html
This technique for creating clouds seems to have made some progress in the Islamic Middle East.

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1) http://www.magneticeast.com/ecology/rain.html
This technique for creating clouds seems to have made some progress in the Islamic Middle East.

Respectfully submitted,
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I'm going to look into this, it appears like a crackpot site from the outset - in fact it screams it. I'll report back on my findings.

EDIT: Scrap that, here is something right down the bottom of the page that worries me:
For successful implementation of the proposal at large it is required to undertake the following efforts:
Fit irrigation spray networks on all islands in Abu Dhabi waters with magnetic systems. Irrigation of agricultural crops shall be seen as a primary condition for generation of rain clouds.
Equip the city irrigation system with magnetic devices.
Run publicity on a regular basis in mass media of this country with emphasis on benefits of magnetic systems for private farms. Estimated length of program before completion - 5 years.
This is non-sense. It's no different to putting a magnet on your gas meter.

They are claiming "after installation of magnetic generators, desert turned into a blooming garden.", yet for this to work you have to install irrigation - of course it's going to turn into a successful garden if you install irrigation, clouds or not. Not to mention the fact they want you to spread propoganda.

5 years with a good irrigation system will give you good agriculture, no need for this mumbo jumbo.

EDIT 2: They also claim the system reduces water useage, but gives up to 60% more crops.


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