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Pilots in sturdy airplanes would plunge into the eyewall and seed it with dry ice or silver iodide.
And after a two-decade federal experiment called Project Stormfury failed to control hurricanes with silver iodide seeding, the idea fell into scientific disfavor, too.
The silver iodide causes water droplets in the clouds to form ice crystals that become heavier and fall faster, releasing rain and small hailstones — rather than larger stones that could batter crops.
Overall, the Popeye crews flew 2,602 sorties and discharged 47,409 rounds of silver iodide.
Into all this comes cloud-seeding, which involves spraying fine particles of silver iodide and dry ice into a cloud system.
Experiments in cloud seeding such as 1967’s Project Popeye, in which American planes dropped 47,409 cannisters of silver iodide on Vietnam and Laos with negligible results, have also added our distinctive imprimatur to the planet’s atmosphere.
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