Making rain to extinguish wildfires

The Instagram account below frequently covers wildland fire and smokejumpers in Russia. Here is the automatic Google translation of the caption (without all the hash tags):

“Avialesoohrana” carries out works on artificial precipitation for the purpose of extinguishing forest fires in the regions of Siberia. Details on the site.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

2 thoughts on “Making rain to extinguish wildfires”

  1. In my younger years, we called it “cloud seeding” I think it might have been with silver iodide.

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