What’s in cloud seeding flares?

By davedahl, March 3, 2015

Cloud seeding flares commonly used around the world to increase precipitation are silver iodide-based chemicals comprised mostly of AgI (potassium iodide and silver nitrate) emitted from flares that burn on the wings of aircraft or are injected into clouds. The incendiary materials in the flares include strontium, aluminum and magnesium among other chemicals.



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