Albedo modification research for water & urban environments
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Advancing understanding through real-world applications
Our ongoing experiment in California delves into implementing MEER's reflector-based strategy, with two distinct applications in focus. The first application centres on water and aims to conduct an in-depth study on the impact of altering the albedo of water surfaces on the water temperature and the evaporation rate. The second application revolves around urban areas and examines how changing the albedo of roofs can influence the internal temperature of buildings and energy consumption. These two applications hold great promise in their potential to enhance our understanding of how reflector-based strategies can be employed to tackle real-world challenges.
Engaging local businesses and Stanford University for research enhancement
In our current scientific endeavour, we are delving into the intricate interplay between reflective materials, placement, and surface area on the degree of cooling and evaporation suppression in water. Similarly, we are conducting an urban experiment where we meticulously vary the angles and positions of mirrors on an apartment roof to measure their cooling capacity. To ensure the success of our research, we have enlisted the invaluable aid of local businesses, volunteers, and the esteemed staff, undergraduates, and facilities of Stanford University. Through our collaborative efforts, we continuously refine and enhance our research methods to address the diverse and complex queries arising from climate research.
Freshwater retention and home temperature reductions
After conducting initial tests, we believe that our methods have the potential to improve the retention of freshwater in reservoirs and decrease the internal temperatures of homes. Our ultimate objective is to scale up our research and evaluate the broader implications of our approach. By doing so, we hope to provide valuable insights to policymakers, scientists, and individuals across the globe who are working towards mitigating the effects of climate change in a responsible and impactful way.