The United Arab Emirates is one of the driest countries on Earth with an annual rainfall of only three inches per year. To prevent a water crisis, the country’s National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) is investigating alternative methods for water production. One such method would use radar technology to determine if weather clouds can be “seeded” to trigger rainfall. According to an Arab News article, this technology has previously been used in Colorado to produce snowfall at ski resorts and in China during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Read more here: Arab News: Rain-starved UAE sees silver lining in cloud seeding