. Make it rain: US states embrace ‘cloud seeding’ to try to conquer drought « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Guardian – With three-quarters of the US west gripped by a seemingly ceaseless drought, several states are increasingly embracing a drastic intervention – the modification of the weather to spur more rainfall.

The stresses upon water supplies for drinking and agriculture have prompted states to look to cloud seeding to stave off the worst.

Cloud seeding involves using aircraft or drones to add small particles of silver iodide, which have a structure similar to ice, to clouds. Water droplets cluster around the particles, modifying the structure of the clouds and increasing the chance of precipitation.

Discover more about the severe drought on America’s west coast and weather modification at The Guardian.

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