According to media reports, the government will use the new military weather modification technology developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Since 2013, China has created 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year.
The last shot is the largest rainwater project ever made.
The country plans to build tens of thousands of combustion chambers on the Tibetan slopes. The chambers will burn solid fuel, which will result in a spray of silver iodide floating to the sky.
” More than 500 burners have been deployed on alpine slopes in Tibet, Xinjiang and other regions for experimental purposes. The data we have collected shows very promising results , “ said an anonymous researcher at Morning Post.
“Sometimes the snow started to fall almost immediately after we turned on the room. It was like standing on the stage of a magic show , “he said.
The Tibetan Plateau is vital for the water supply of much of China and a large part of Asia. Its glaciers and reservoirs feed the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong and other major rivers that flow through China, India, Nepal and other countries.
Sprayed from planes, the particles will provide something for the water vapor to condense around, forming clouds. These clouds will bring rain. A single cloud seedling chamber could create a cloud band covering an area of 5 km.
Traditionally, the process of making rain or “cloud seeding” means that the chemicals that launch the rockets into the clouds accelerate the formation of ice crystals that eventually become rain.
China also uses military aircraft for these purposes. Rain making is also a popular way to “clean” the air in China, where heavy smog is a big problem for many cities.
The practice of weather modification has become more prevalent across the country in recent years, including for major public events.
In 2008, China launched more than 1,100 rockets containing silver iodide in the Beijing sky before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games to disperse the clouds and keep the Olympics rain free. Beijing has a “development plan” for climate change until 2020.