Dubai is creating a man-made mountain!
In an effort to create more rainfall in the UAE, project developers and researchers are in talks of creating a man-made mountain!
Speaking to Arabian Business, Roelof Bruintjes, NCAR scientist and lead researcher at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research said: 'What we are looking at is basically evaluating the effects on weather through the type of mountain, how high it should be and how the slopes should be. We will have a report of the first phase this summer as an initial step."
The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology in the UAE have spent an estimated Dh2.4 million on cloud seeding last year, to increase rainfall in the UAE.
If prices on creating a man-made mountain saves the government money instead of cloudseeding, it could be a positive move.
Bruintjes added "If [the project] is too expensive for [the government], logically the project won’t go through, but this gives them an idea of what kind of alternatives there are for the long-term future,” Bruintjes said. “If it goes through, the second phase would be to go to an engineering company and decide whether it is possible or not."