Our Findings

A key component to Arctic Ice Project’s work is our collaboration with top scientists, organizations, and publications in order to share our latest efforts, findings, and data. By writing peer-reviewed scientific articles and through invitations to present our work at key Arctic and climate oriented journals and conferences, we can both progress our work through the resulting discourse and elevate the mission of our project.

Increasing Arctic Sea Ice Albedo Using Localized Reversible Geoengineering

Earth’s Future 6(6), 882-901, 2018

L. Field, D. Ivanova  S. Bhattacharyya , V. Mlaker , A. Sholtz , R. Decca , A. Manzara , D. Johnson, E. Christodoulou, P. Walter, K. Katuri

The rising costs of climate change merit serious evaluation of potential climate restoration solutions. The highest rate of change in climate is observed in the Arctic where the summer ice is diminishing at an accelerated rate. The loss of Arctic sea ice increases radiative forcing and contributes to global warming. Restoring reflectivity of Arctic ice could be a powerful lever to help in the effort to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Polar ice restoration should be considered in planning of 1.5°C pathways…

Restoring Arctic Ice: A new way to Stabilize the Climate

Arctic Circle Journal, 2021

L. Field, A. Strawa

The Arctic holds incredible beauty and difficult challenges. Historically it has played a vital role in maintaining stability for the Earth’s climate systems – even those far-removed from the Arctic itself. Ice in the Arctic is of central importance to the world, and is a dominant feature in the environment of its indigenous peoples, and their cultures and way of life; as well as the Arctic’s beautiful and unique environment, ecosystem, and resident non-human species…

Restoring Arctic Ice: A More Benign Climate Intervention?

 

Arctic Ice Project White Pages, April 2021

Steven Zornetzer, Anthony Strawa, Timothy Player

SAM seeks to counteract the absorption of thermal radiation by the atmosphere (greenhouse effect) with increase surface reflection of solar radiation at the surface. The objective of SAM is to make small changes to the environment and to take advantage of climate feedbacks to minimize the disruptions. Here, the methodology focuses on increasing the albedo or reflectivity of ice13. This is important because ice in the Arctic Ocean and land-based glaciers in the Arctic and the Himalayas have historically been a major source of Earth’s cooling through significant reflectivity of solar energy. In recent decades, Arctic sea and land ice have been melting at alarmingly fast rates…