News 20.7.2021

Seeding clouds with aerosols can affect the precipitation yield

The study investigated artificial enhancement of precipitation via cloud seeding with aerosols.
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Artificial enhancement of precipitation was researched with a numerical simulation model with a spectral aerosol–cloud microphysics module. The results provided more detailed information on how the cloud seeding with aerosols affects the condensation and formation of rain droplets.

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Researcher Juha Tonttila, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. 050 380 3424,

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