Hi, need to submit a 2250 words paper on the topic Effectiveness of Cloud Seeding. In China, during the period preceding the Olympics festivals, cloud seeding was used to cause rain and snow. This technology was applied explicitly in Northern China and was successful because it snowed for the first time in Hebei, around Beijing (Moseman, 2009). . The Chinese capital had not witnessed any precipitation before this from the previous October. The rain formed due to cloud seeding was significant and caused at least the closure of 12 area highways in or near Beijing. Cloud seeding, in this case, saved China from the pangs of the worst drought in the country’s history in the last few decades. The seeding of clouds by the Chinese government to cause the snowstorm involved over 40 sticks of silver iodide, each the size of a cigarette stick in Beijing (Moseman, 2009). China plans to use cloud seeding to produce over 1.7trillion feet, cubed of precipitation annually through the technology application.
Fog removal and Lighting suppression
. . . . . . . . . . . Cloud seeding is useful in the removal of fog to achieve visibility improvement. Fog dispersal is accomplished when some substances are sprayed into the atmosphere of the area covered by fog. These substances act as nuclei around which the tiny water droplets condense. In this way, they will no longer be distributed all over the atmosphere as small droplets but regroup into a few big droplets. Fog removal is essential, especially where high visibility is paramount, such as in airports. Studies have indicated the high level of cloud seeding effectiveness in removing fog and clouds from affected areas (Ryan & King, 1997).  .The technology is useful in a few square miles and often in a matter of hours.  .
. . . . . . . . . . . Lightning suppression has a high economic value to both humans and the environment. Lightening can cause death and sometimes leads to the ignition of forest fires.  .When thunderheads are seeded with tiny aluminum fibers, they tend to dissipate some of their electrical charges in the cloud. A microscopic study has been conducted on the effectiveness of this method in respect of lightning suppression. However, little research led has given promising results (Ryan & King, 1997). .