The Blanket Effect is intended for others to learn about weather modification and its related subjects in an easy to understand way. Started in 2005, this blog is a work in progress as the technology advances

April 10, 2007

Seeding Clouds to Stop Forest Fires

(note: original source: Antara News)

CRISP detects hot spots in wildlife reserve

09/06/2006: Singapore`s Satellite Centre for Remote Imaging Sensing and Processing (CRISP) on Wednesday detected six hot spots in a wildlife reserve in Kendawangan, Ketapang District, West Kalimantan Province.

The Singaporean CRISP also detected some a hot spot at a national park in Aur Kuning, Ketapang District, in the province, according to information from the West Kalimantan forestry service`s forest fire control unit here on Thursday.

Head of the West Kalimantan Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) Awen Supranata said that cloud seeding would continue be conducted to trigger rain in the forest fire areas.

Awen Supranata said the cloud seeding process has been carried out from September 1-7, 2006, to put out forest fires among other things in Bengkayang,
Sintang, Pontianak, Pontianak and Ketapang.

"About 20 tons of artificial salt are dropped every day to trigger cloud seeding. The success rate is around 80 percent," he said.

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