On the surfacce this could seem like a GREAT THING, but looking a little deeper this could have nefarious outcomes. Imagine declaring a weather war on another nation and literally drowning them in rain or even hurricanes. It coul dbe more destructive than traditional weapons and far cheaper than conventional warfare. I would like to believe this will be used for drought stricken nations or even to make the arid areas of a nation useable for agriculture....but we all know the underhanded mindset of those who have access to such technology. Abu Dhabi weather project 'creates man-made rainstorms'
A secret £7 million weather project in Abu Dhabi has resulted in dozens of man-made rainstorms, according to reports.
Children play in the street during a rain storm in Abu Dhabi Photo: ALAMY
6:54PM GMT 02 Jan 2011
Scientists employed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and leader of Abu Dhabi, successfully created more than 50 rainstorms in the state's Al Ain region last year, mostly in July and August when there is virtually no rain at all. It is believed to be the first time the system has produced rain from clear skies.
They have been using giant ionisers, shaped like giant lampshades, to generate fields of negatively charged particles, which create cloud formation.
In a company video, seen by The Sunday Times, Helmut Fluhrer, the founder of Metro Systems International, the Swiss company in charge of the project, said: "We are currently operating our innovative rainfall enhancement technology, Weathertec, in the region of Al Ain in Abu Dhabid. We started in June 2010 and have achieved a number of rainfalls." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/unitedarabemirates/8236350/Abu-Dhabi-weather-project-creates-man-made-rainstorms.html