Some islands surrounded by water have a lot of DOR and are deserts. Having water all around would help, but would not be enough to keep a place DOR-free if there was a DOR-barrier in the sky blocking access to weather fronts.
keeping moisture fromthe Atlantic from passing on to the continent. That DOR-barrier is a large part of the reason North Africa dried up and became a desert around 5,350 years ago.
It is possible to get rain much faster than to remove the DOR-barrier and PERMIT rain, and since they want fast results to impress potential financial backers, they are going for quick results. But the end result of that mistaken strategy is the need to keep on doing it every year from now on. As long as the DOR barrier is still in place, the area will remain permanently dependent on human intervention to stay green and will revert to desert again when the cloudbusting program stops.
astronomical catastrophe that changed the global cimate from the Climatic Optimum to the climate we have now and have had for the last 5,000 + years. Most deserts are the result of DOR blockages that were created then, though most Old World deserts have been greatly expanded since then by human land use practices such as cattle grazing.
The most accessable material on the subject is work by British astronomers Clube and Naipier. I was first told about it by the late Reid Bryson, of the University of Wisconsin, who was the leading climatologist in America. He told me he had backtracked the orbit of the earth by computer and done the same for other objects in the solar system, and at around that date the orbit of earth intercepted a meteor swarm in space. That is also the time when the deserts dried up and the poles froze up.
That was the origin of the DOR barriers that still block the movement of energy into certain areas today, such as the DOR barrier in the sky that Reich found at the crest of the Sierras near Jacumba. Removal of these DOR fields by cloudbusting would restore the ancient climate of the region.