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[mass noun] The dropping of crystals into clouds to cause rain.‘the Bureau has been using cloud seeding to increase rainfall and snowpack’
- ‘The aircraft had been under contract with the Desert Research Institute for cloud seeding experiments.’
- ‘Upon learning of the hardships faced by residents and farmers due to the lack of water resources they set up a cloud seeding project.’
- ‘Some studies have suggested that cloud seeding actually reduces rainfall, or merely redistributes it.’
- ‘He also said the international climatology community had yet to recommend cloud seeding or other weather modification methods to resolve the ongoing drought.’
- ‘‘We all work on cloud seeding to make rain fall and increase the volume of raindrops,’ he says.’
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