Beijing to shoot down rain

Using an arsenal of rockets, artillery and aircraft, China will try to blast the clouds out of the sky, a meteorologist told a Beijing magazine, through a technique which falls under the umbrella of “cloud seeding.”

“We can turn a cloudy day into a dry and sunny one by shooting the clouds less intensively than when we make rain,” head meteorologist Mian Donglian for the Beijing municipal weather bureau told Time Out.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/06/05/china.rain/index.html