While weather manipulation technology has been around since the Nineteen Forties, planes are seeding clouds for regarding sixty years. “Planes will turn out an extra one billion gallons of water for each twenty five to forty five hours on the wing however manned craft have to be compelled to keep on top of the clouds, for safety reasons,” aforesaid specialist Jeff Tilley.
“Drones will fly through the clouds and might keep aloft longer, manufacturing even a lot of precipitation for communities ruined by drought.” Tilley says he hopes “his cloud-seeding drone can begin soaking western communities presently.”
Scientists say they can only squeeze extra water out of existing storms, but cannot yet create the storms themselves. “There’s only so much we can do,” said Tilley. “If we could make the clouds appear out of the thin air, we would, but we can’t do that yet.”
One of Tilley and his team’s five ground-based cloud seeding towers sits at the summit of the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, north of Lake Tahoe, hidden in plain view where the chairlift drops off.
The large metal bunker with a chimney on top releases tiny particles of silver iodide, a chemical that’s rated by the Office of Environment, Health and Safety, UC Berkeley as being an “[I]norganic, hazardous chemical that pollutes water and soil.”