Active Amplification of the Terrestrial Albedo to Mitigate Climate Change: An Exploratory Study

  title={Active Amplification of the Terrestrial Albedo to Mitigate Climate Change: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Robert M. Hamwey},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
  • R. Hamwey
  • Published 19 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
To date, international efforts to mitigate climate change have focussed on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the energy, transportation and agriculture sectors, and on sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide in forests. Here, the potential to complement these efforts by actions to enhance the reflectance of solar insolation by the human settlement and grassland components of the Earth's terrestrial surface is explored. Preliminary estimates derived using a static two dimensional… 

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