Scientists Create Abu Dhabi Rain to Water the Desert

 - Jan 4, 2011
References: huffingtonpost & telegraph
Scientists have created Abu Dhabi rain by pulling moisture from clear blue desert skies. A top-secret Swiss-backed project called, "Weathertec," used giant lampshade-like ionizers to generate rain-producing clouds in the country's Al Ain region during the driest months of 2010.

The secret weather project has wetted arid land with Abu Dhabi rain more than fifty times in the past year. The technology could bring rain-on-demand to the desert and change the face of agriculture - and life - in Abu Dhabi as well as in other rain-deprived areas of the world.