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the cloud machine: a floating weather modification device
jan 15, 2013
the cloud machine: a floating weather modification device


‘the cloud machine’ – a floating weather modification device by karolina sobecka

 

 

acting upon the idea of artificially generated climate change, media artist karolina sobecka has developed a personal device
for weather modification. ‘the cloud machine’ consists of gear sent up into the atmosphere in a weather-balloon payload,
that has the capabilities of modifying an overcast. as it reaches specific altitudes, it disperses ‘cloud condensation nuclei’
(CCN), heat and water vapor. moisture in the air condenses into fog droplets around the CCN, forming into small clouds.

 

the method is influenced by a geo-engineering technique proposed to create brighter, more reflective clouds which shield
earth from sun’s radiation, and thus partly counteracting global warming.

 

 

dispersing CCN into the atmosphere

 

 

weather balloon attached to cloud creation gear

 

 

the device in action

 

 

final result – a cloud

 

 

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