IITM starts CAIPEEX agreement
Q. IITM has studied rain formation in clouds through which research programme?- Published on 05 May 16
a. Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above
The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) is putting its effort in understanding the rain formation in clouds through a research program called Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX). Under this experiment, air borne observations are taken through randomized cloud seeding and the impact is recorded.
- The CAIPEEX program uses a combination of radar, other ground based instruments and airborne platforms along with high resolution numerical modeling to plan and conduct the seeding experiment.
- The area for cloud seeding is determined based on convective potential.