The UAE Rain Enhancement Program (UAEREP) is a very important international program that the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) is leading in the UAE. Several research teams were funded to conducted studies on rain enhancement in arid and semi-arid regions. The proposed studies include the development of numerical models that could significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of rainfall enhancement activities.
It is essential to ensure that the research versions of the developed models under the UAEREP program are being further developed, tested, and ultimately deployed locally. Khalifa University is a leading research university and, in partnership with experts from the National Center of Meteorology, can provide the knowhow and the research facilities to achieve this objective and develop strong local capacity in atmospheric modeling.