17 July 2013, 05.33 PM
silver facts & history
Rainmaking with Silver
Did you know that silver iodide can be used to coax rain out of the clouds?
This method of cloud seeding has proven effective in the Snowy Mountains of Australia and the Sierra Nevada in the United States. By increasing winter snowpack in agricultural regions that experience droughts in the summer, it is possible to feed rivers for a longer period of time than if no cloud seeding was done. Check out this fascinating look at weather modification using silver as a nucleation agent for rainfall.