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Listed under:  Science  >  Environmental management  >  Weather control
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Seeding clouds to make rain and snow

Imagine if we could control the weather. Find out how scientists are already at work making clouds rain when and where they want. It's called cloud seeding. Watch this clip to understand how cloud seeding works, and where it is being used in Australia.

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Cloud seeding

This nine and a half minute video segment from Catalyst describes how researchers from Monash University have hard evidence that cloud seeding can produce good amounts of extra rainfall. Data collected over a long period of time has give hope to scientists and environmentalists who are trying to reduce the impacts of droughts ...

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Cloud seeding near Sydney, 1957

This is a black-and-white photograph of a cloud-seeding operation over the Pacific Ocean near Sydney in 1957. The photograph shows two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) DC-3 planes flying above some cumulus clouds. For one of the planes, only the nose and part of the propeller are visible, and the photograph appears to ...