The San Luis Valley an oasis? Why not? – As I see it

Outlet: Valley Courier

January 5, 2011

The United Arab Emirates government spent $11 million this past summer on a project that could be of interest to the San Luis Valley. This past July they put ionizers, described as looking like “steel lampshades,” in the middle of one of their numerous deserts. The ionizers produced negatively charged ions that floated with the hot air, collecting dust all the way. When the ions rose to a certain height moisture condensed around the dust, effectively creating a rain cloud…

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