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Cloud-Making Machine Forms Clouds In The Sky, Fights Climate Change
By Anthea Quay, 15 Jan 2013
Multi-disciplinary artist Karolina Sobecka made a personal weather modification device.
Called the ‘Cloud Machine’, the device—consisting of a weather balloon and cloud-making gear—floats up towards the stratosphere to create small clouds, to make subtle alterations to the atmosphere.
When the Cloud Machine reaches a specific altitude, it disperses Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN), heat and water vapor.
In turn, the moisture in the air would condense into fog/cloud droplets around the CCN—forming into small clouds.
According to Sobecka, the method was inspired by a “geo-engineering technique proposed to create brighter, more reflective clouds which shield earth from sun’s radiation, and thus partly counteract the climate change.”
[via The Cloud Machine, images via Karolina Sobecka]
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