Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rain Free Opening in Beijing

To prevent rain from disappointing the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing on August 8th, Beijing used cloud seeding to artificially precipitate in the outskirts before a rain band could move in. Officials from the Beijing Weather Modification Office fired over 1100 silver-iodide rockets, and are ready to fire more if smog envelops the Olympics venues during the 2 weeks of events.

>>> For Opening Ceremony, Beijing Told Rain to go Away
>>>The Independent: How Beijing used rockets to keep opening ceremony dry

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