UAE to build artificial mountain to improve rainfall

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    The UAE is currently in the first stage of a man-made mountain development project as the country mulls different approaches to maximising rainfall.
    Experts from the US-based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are in the “detailed modelling study” phase.
    In collaboration with the National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS), the UCAR received a fund of $400,000 in February last year to propose a “detailed modelling study evaluating the effects of building a mountain on the weather”.
    The presence of mountains forces air to rise, creating clouds that can then be seeded, Bruintjes said.
    Cloud seeding, a weather modification process designed to increase the amount of rainfall produced from clouds, has a permanent unit at the NCMS’s meteorological department, which conducts operations across the UAE.

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