India, May 14 -- Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has decided to conduct another artificial rain experiment in Maharashtra's arid Solapur district between June and October 2019.

A special aeroplane will seed dark clouds with sodium chloride or calcium chloride as part of the experiment.

Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX) would be the project's name, said Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology officials.

The project aims to study the aerosol-cloud precipitation interaction and find scientific protocols for rain enhancement.

Scientists have been making airborne observations in different parts of the country to understand rain formation mechanisms and influence of aerosol on clou...