Cloud Seeding Companies, Part 1
SOAR's main field office is at Wichita Falls, Texas. Kyathi Climate Modification Consultants LLP provides consultant solutions in the Bengaluru, Karnataka region of India. The entire project is here.
- SOAR is a group of researchers and operators (research meteorologists, operational meteorologists, weather modification pilots, research pilots, mechanics, and technicians) that conduct sound scientific weather modification research and cloud seeding operations. The group’s fleet, based in Wichita Falls and other locations, is equipped with the latest research-grade instrumentation for cloud physics and aerosol studies.
- SOAR’s main field office is at Wichita Falls, Texas. The company’s shipping address is 4515 Old Jacksboro Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76302. SOAR also has seeding operations in Puerto Rico, Southern Ogallala, Trans-Pecos, and Istanbul.
- Gary Walker is SOAR’s CEO.
- SOAR's current strategy involves its fleet of high-performance cloud physics research aircraft that use the latest research-grade instrumentation available for cloud physics and aerosol studies.
- According to SOAR’s website, the company positions itself in the market as an elite group of researchers and operators with a fleet of high-performance cloud physics research aircraft at its disposal.
Kyathi Climate Modification Consultants
- Established in 2015, Kyathi Climate Modification Consultants LLP (hereafter “Kyathi”) provides consulting services related to meteorological equipment, tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, and scientific atmospheric solutions. The company also provides state-of-the-art C-band Doppler radar.
- Kyathi’s primary area of operation is India’s Bengaluru, Karnataka region.
- Kyathi is a Limited Liability Partnership. The partnership is composed of Prakash Krishnappa Koliwad, Ramesh Hanamantgouda Odugaudar, Arun Govind Karjol, and Poornima Prakash Koliwad. Kyathi’s CEO is Prakash Koliwad.
- Kyathi’s current strategy involves the use of C-band Doppler radar. The company also has a strong dynamic in the global cloud seeding equipment market, which is projected to grow vibrantly in upcoming years.
- Kyathi’s market position focuses on being able to provide state-of-the-art Doppler radar.
We began our investigation with inquiries into the respective websites of each company, industry databases, and business/industry intelligence sources. While we were able to identify some requested information, we were unable to locate information on key clients of either company nor the owner of SOAR. Though we identified SOAR'S CEO, the caveat is that it required the use of sources older than our designated period for current sources. We include it in this project because nothing more recent contradicts the older source.
Our search for the key clients of each company began with corporate websites. However, we were unable to find the information on either website. Both companies are private, which means neither is legally obligated to provide that information. Our next step was an inquiry into industry databases and business/industry intelligence sources (e.g., PR Newswire, Hoovers, LinkedIn, Bloomberg, and Crunchbase). However, no information about either company was available from these sources.
Our final step was an attempted triangulation based on organizations that utilize cloud seeding and weather modification services. While we were able to identify clients of these services, we were unable to locate any information related to the identified companies.
We employed a similar method when searching for SOAR's owner. We began with the company website, but the information is not present. As we mentioned previously, SOAR is under no obligation to provide that information publicly as a private entity. Our next step was an inquiry into industry databases and business/industry intelligence sources (e.g., ZoomInfo, LinkedIn, Owler, Crunchbase, Manta, UpLead, and Experian). However, no information about SOAR was available from these sources.
We then made inquiries into traditional media sources like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Japan Times. While The Japan Times did highlight the name of SOAR'S CEO, it did not mention the name of the company's owner.
Finally, we attempted a triangulation to ascertain if the CEO and owner are the same using all publicly available information (e.g., case studies, media publications, and press releases). However, this was not possible due to a dearth of publicly available information.