Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Indonesia Launches Cloud Seeding Program

Following severe flooding in Jakarta last month, the Indonesian military has begun cloud seeding operations intended to induce rainfall outside the capitol.  Large transport aircraft are being used to disperse 5 metric tons of salt per sortie in offshore clouds in an attempt to shift precipitation out to sea.  Unsurprisingly, regional experts are expressing skepticism about the program's effectiveness.

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