Earth Watch Report – Flooding
13 February 2013 | EN
Jakarta has suffered heavy flooding recently
[JAKARTA] Indonesia is banking on an unusual strategy to prevent further flooding in its inundated capital Jakarta, and officials claim that they are already seeing positive results.
They are using ‘cloud seeding’ — a weather modification technology often resorted to during drought. The method involves injecting clouds with substances that encourage the formation of ice crystals heavy enough to fall, thereby speeding up the production of rain.
Rain is the last thing that Indonesia needs now, as it has been experiencing heavy rainfall since mid-January.
- Indonesia has turned to cloud seeding to prevent further flooding in Jakarta
- The technique forces clouds to rain while still over the ocean
- Researchers claim rainfall…
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