Now published in AGU’s journal Earth’s Future: A Controlled Experiment of Surface Albedo Modification to Reduce Ice Melt. Co-authored by D. Johnson, Leslie Field, A. Manzara, D. R. Chamberlin, and A. Sholtz, 

A method to increase ice retention on pond ice has been tested during the Spring melt season. The test has shown the potential to slow ice loss by using a thin layer of a safe, commonly used reflective material. This albedo-enhancing approach shows potential to help preserve ice in selected regions in the Arctic and elsewhere, potentially slowing world-wide rates of global warming and reducing climate instabilities.

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