Overview of Current Climate Modeling
Combining the data received at our testing sites with expert climate modeling has led to profound results indicating the benefits of a strategic application of reflective sand in the Arctic, so much so that they were published as a peer-reviewed paper in the American Geophysical Union's pre-eminent journal, Earth's Future. Read it here.
Continued, targeted climate modeling will help us determine exactly where in the Arctic (including the Beaufort Gyre or Fram Strait) a deployment of reflective sand will have the greatest impact on climate stability, global temperatures, and Arctic ice volume. It will also help indicate what time of season, deployment size, and dispersal timing from the ship would achieve maximum effectiveness while minimizing amount of material and cost.
Preliminary climate modeling shows that by spreading our material on ice in the Arctic, we can:
- Reduce Arctic average temperatures by 1.5°C
- Reduce the climb in global temperatures
- Increase ice volume by 10% over 40 years
- Increase average ice thickness by 20-50cm