Four basic concepts of cloud dissipation and precipitation redistribution are generally used depending on a weather conditions, type of clouds and intensity of precipitation processes:
1. Dissipation of cold stratiform clouds.
2. Prevention or reduction of the intensity of shower rains and thunderstorms by a dynamic technique.
3. Premature rainfall initiation from cloud systems windward side of the target area with the purpose of formation of a “rain shadow”, i.e. reduction of precipitation over the given site.
4. Reduction of rainfall intensity over the given site by intensive seeding the rain-producing cloud layers moving toward it, aimed at weakening the mechanism of precipitation generation through the “overseeding” of clouds, i.e. creating excessive concentrations of ice crystals.