On the possibilities of rain augmentation by cloud seeding in the Persian Gulf area (Qatar and Oman)
Keywords:Weather Modification Research
AbstractCloud seeding is one of the possible options to increase water resources in Oman, hence its feasibility can and should be investigated. While it is premature to undertake seeding at this time, assessment of its feasibility is an integral part of the assessment of the atmospheric water resources in Oman. Hence, I have divided the program into Phases 1 - 4. Phases 1 and 2, satellite and radar studies, are essential parts of the ongoing water resources program in Oman, and of essential benefit to the country, regardlessof whether seeding is ever undertaken. If results of Phases 1 and 2 are promising Phase 3 can be implemented, namely a careful decision analysis considering a seeding experiment or an operation. By that time, information should be available for an acceptable estimation of cost-benefits.
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