(EXPRESS) China is developing a high-tech weather control system which will allow the Asian superpower to move water vapour in the air from the damp west part of the country to the arid north – and the scheme could be rolled out as soon as 2022.
Engineers behind the Tianhe project – which translates to “river in the sky” – are designing a network of six satellites which will be used to monitor damp air as it moves through a man-made “air corridor” above the vast country.
The finished system will reportedly help China’s drought-prone northern regions by shifting rain clouds towards the Tibetan Plateau which see little rain.
A suite of onboard sensors will monitor the distribution of water vapour “that will be moved to more arid areas”, according to Chinese state media.
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