Friday, April 20, 2007

RE: RE: China Creates Artificial Snowfall

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From: Neo-V™
Date: Apr 19, 2007 2:36 PM

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Thanks: Earth Harmonics
Date: 19 Apr 2007, 02:08

By Sunday Times - South Africa
Apr 18, 2007, 01:55

BEIJING - China has successfully created artificial snow in the mountainous region of Tibet, raising hopes of a man-made solution to drought and melting glaciers there, state media reported.

The artificial snowfall was engineered on April 10 at an altitude of 4,500 metres in Nagqu country in northern Tibet, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the local meteorological station.

"The first artificial snowfall proves it’s possible to change the weather through human efforts on the world’s highest plateau," said Yu Zhongshui, an engineer with the meteorological station.

The snowfall measured one centimetre (0.4 inches) deep.

"To launch artificial precipitation can help alleviate drought on the grassland in northern Tibet," said Yu.

Xinhua did not give details of the method used but chemicals such as silver iodide spread by aircraft or rockets are commonly used in cloud seeding to increase rainfall in arid regions.

Recent Chinese meteorological studies have found precipitation is declining and temperatures rising on the Tibetan plateau, a vital hydrological region because it is the source of many major rivers that flow through China and other countries.

The studies have noted the region’s glaciers also were receding at a rapid clip.


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