Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

by Tafline Laylin, 02/19/13
filed under: News, Water Issues

Scientists working on a project to slow down the relentless flooding that has swamped Jakarta since mid January say that cloud seeding is getting the job done. Usually used to promote rainfall, cloud seeding might seem like the worst solution to slow floods in Indonesia’s capital, but by scattering salt on rain clouds above the ocean, officials believe they have prevented those clouds from emptying over the city.

Scientists from the Weather Modification Technical Unit of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology are injecting salt told SciDev.net that they believe their experiment to slow down flooding in Jakarta is working. This was particularly true from January 26-29 when the heaviest amount of rainfall was expected to fall on the city.

Read more: Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

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