Archive for desert research institute

Nevada Team Goes Beyond Line of Sight with Cloud-Seeding Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team has realized another fundamental capability in its effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. On Feb. 15, the team completed a one-hour drone flight that took place beyond the visual line of [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft Go Up 12,000 Feet to Study Black Carbon Aerosols

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2016

Using a fleet of unmanned aircraft (UAS) with specialized instrumentation, researchers from Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) are discovering insights into how black carbon aerosols are impacting cloud formations and global climate change. According to the DRI, it is widely [Read More]

UAS Autonomously Conducts Cloud Seeding in Nevada Desert

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 25, 2016

As the first phase in a new industry-academic research partnership, a team comprising the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education; Drone America; and AviSight has performed a test flight of a [Read More]