Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thailand gives water solution to Queenslands Drought
Prof Dr Soottiporn Chittmittrapap, secretary-general of the Office of theNational Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), said the Thai foreign ministry received a letter from Queensland's premier seeking His Majesty's approval to use the monarch’s artificial rain-making techniques to solve the drought in the state.
Dr Soottiporn said that Queensland will coordinate with the NRCT and the Bureau of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation regarding the operation process of artificial rainmaking.
The premier of Queensland stated in his letter that the development of the rainmaking reflects the Thai king's wisdom which is valuable to the world community, said Dr Soottiporn.
King Bhumibol has devoted himself to study and develop the artificial rain technique since 1955 as rainfall is considered crucial for the majority of Thai people whose lives depend on agriculture, while drought remains a common problem in some parts of the country, particularly the Northeast.
Royal rain-making involves a process of precipitate water vapour in the atmosphere, condensed into minute water particles as rain clouds. Further precipitation brought about by cooling brings rainfall.
Thailand’s Intellectual Property Department registered a patent for the royal rain-making to the king in 2003. Two years later, the European Patent Office issued the patent named “Weather Modification by Royal Rainmaking Technology” which is valid in 30 European countries for the Thai monarch.
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