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 Title & Authors
Artificial Sea Ice Increasing to Mitigate Global Warming
Byun, Hi-Ryong; Park, Chang-Kyun;
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 Abstract
This study suggests a method of alleviating global warming by the increase of the Earth surface albedo through Artificial Sea ice Increasing (ASI) over the Available Freezing Areas (AFA). The method is developed based on the fact that the large sea surface area in or near the Arctic and the Antarctic has no ice even though both water and air temperatures are below zero and the artificial sea ice generation is thus available. The mean energy of , which was suspected of adding to the earth by the global warming effect was calculated to offset at once when the sea ice area about was additionally increased. In addition, three techniques for producing ice plates on the sea surface (using ships, installation apparatus, and floating matter such as Green Cell Foam) for ASI were proposed. According to the result of simple analysis using the energy balance model, when ASI was maximally operated only for 3 months (September, October, and November) over AFA, it is expected that the annual mean temperature of earth surface would be decreased about in the following year. On the other hand, in case of generating the artificial sea ice in all four seasons, a risk of triggering snowball earth was detected.
 Keywords
albedo;artificial sea ice increasing;available freezing area;global warming;
 Language
English
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