Of the many positive uses and implementations of drone technology, it seems survey and search for water can be a very plausible application in the near future. But what about cloud seeding? This is a phenomenal use that I’ve never heard of or even thought possible. It seems by the end of 2014 (now) we’re going to have drones seeding the sky with silver iodide to help transform vapor in to rain & snow producing clouds. CBS posted an interesting video on the topic being used in Lake Tahoe.
Here’s wikipedia’s explanation of “cloud seeding:”
Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud.
Another incredibly positive application for the utilization of drone & UAV technology.