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Cloud Seeding with Dry Ice

Cloud Seeding with Dry IceCloud seeding with dry ice is used to create rain! Cloud seeding was discovered accidentally in a General Electric laboratory in New York. Below are several interesting cases in which cloud seeding was used:

  • In 1946, GE chemist Vincent Schaefer caused a snowfall near Schenectady, NY by dumping six pounds of dry ice from an airplane.
  • Cloud seeding was used by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam to extend the monsoon season.
  • The radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia was contained and kept from reaching Moscow with cloud seeding.
  • Cloud seeding was used in China to reduce air pollution during the 2008 Olympic Games, and it is still used in airports to remove fog.