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Can satellites help solve the climate problem?

Time: Wed 2019-11-13 15.15 - 16.00

Lecturer: Christer Fuglesang

Location: Lecture Hall E2, Lindstedtsvägen 3

The effect of human produced greenhouse gases which traps incoming solar energy gives a roughly 1% increase in the Earth energy balance. Could that be compensated for by shading part of the incoming sun light? The feasibility to put solar shades in space will be discussed. Earlier suggestions have put shades at the Lagrangian point L1, while here orbits will be the focus. Technical issues, costs and schedule are brought up. Ample time for general discussions will be given at the end.

Coffee and cake will be available for the first 30 attendees at 15:00, warmly welcome!

Page responsible:Jahangir Jazayeri
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Last changed: Oct 14, 2019