UAEREP launches 5th Cycle Awarded Project kick off with TII.

March 1, 2024
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  • UAEREP launched the 5th Cycle Awarded Project at the Technology Innovation Institute
  • The project aims to induce rain formations using laser-induced channels of plasma within clouds

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) has kicked off its 5th Cycle Awarded Project with the Technology Innovation Institute. The project led by Dr. Guillaume Matras from the Directed Energy Research Center (DERC) focuses on creating laser-induced channels of plasma within clouds to induce rain formations. The project involves laboratory investigations, experimental work, and outdoor demonstrations using specialized equipment. The meeting discussed collaboration with the National Center of Meteorology, data sharing, and laboratory facility readiness. The project aims to complement the Directed Energy Research Facility and promote knowledge sharing in cloud microphysics and environmental monitoring. Dr. Matras and his team are excited to initiate the project and believe it will have a global research impact. The UAEREP program aims to support research in rain enhancement science to address water security challenges.

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