aThe United Arab Emirates, known for its skyscrapers and economic power, has decided to create artificial rain to combat the heat wave. With temperatures approaching 50 degrees, the country averages only ten centimeters of precipitation per year.
Developed by researchers at the University of Reading in the UK, the process is created using drone technology that releases electrical charges in clouds to clump together and form precipitation.
The idea is to try to bind the droplets together when receiving electrical impulses, “like dry hair in a comb,” explains Martin Ambumbaum, one of the researchers.
On Sunday, the UAE Meteorological Service published a video of heavy rain, which caused a rise in the water level and complicate traffic.
Since 2017, the UAE has invested $15 million in various rain-producing projects, from using salt to eastern drones. According to The Independent, this should really be the best option, as it does not require the use of chemicals.