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ahy uh dahyd

  • n  a salt or ester of hydriodic acid

  • Theoretically the vapor would form into ice crystals around the iodide seeds, and the heat released by the crystal formation would raise the temperature in the targeted clouds .
  • All this can sometimes be made to happen by releasing materials (such as silver iodide smoke) that encourage ice crystals to form in a moderately cold cloud.
  • Bowen found by actual experiment that ground-generated silver iodide seldom reaches the clouds.

  • Glenn in Los Angeles Times
    We are conducting our own risk assessment of methyl iodide, and we expect that process to continue for several months before we make a decision whether or how it can be used safely in California,said Glenn Brank, a spokesman for the state...
  • Andrew Spano in The Journal
    Potassium iodide is not a panacea,Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano said. "The best way to protect your family is to listen for directions from the county, which could include taking shelter, evacuating or taking KI."
  • Patrick Leahy in Brattleboro Reformer
    Potassium iodide tablets are a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive precaution,Leahy said in a statement. "It's fine to consider other steps, but the Bush administration's track record in moving this program from a health agency to...

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