After two failed attempts earlier this month, a rocket was successfully fired for cloud seeding demonstrations on Saturday at the drought-hit Saigaon village of Yeola taluka by Mumbai-based International School of Professional Studies (ISPS).
Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls fromclouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud
The rockets are aimed at cloud seeding by using silver iodide in the rain-bearing clouds, resulting in the showers. A bunch of rockets has to be fired within minutes, aiming at the eye of the clouds to yield the precipitation reaction to induce rainfall. And once the rockets are fired, rain is expected within 50 minutes.