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Aerial Electrostatic System for Weather Modification

A novel process for enhancing rainfall has been invented using only tap water. The water is electrically charged before it is released into warm continental or maritime convective clouds with an agricultural aircraft. This technique has been shown to double the amount of additional rainfall generated compared to conventional cloud seeding methods.

Benefits
• Doubles the additional rainfall generated by cloud seeding compared to conventional methods
• Uses only tap water instead of silver iodide or calcium chloride
• Operating costs are greatly reduced

Applications
• Effective, cost efficient and environmentally friendly method of enhancing rainfall from warm continental or maritime convective clouds

Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
36.18 + 79.21
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