Physicists have announced a new Antarctic regelation plan.
Installation of 10 million wind pumps above the ice coat to replenish the voids in which the holes where the ice melt.
Researchers in Switzerland have begun their tests to see if they can support the entire ice cap during the summer with the help of snow machines.
The technique would be used for the natural giant, the Morteratsch glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Eastern Alps, its size decreasing sensibly because of the rise of temperatures.
Currently the glacier losing about 30-40 meters per year due to climate change and the only chance that it would last in summer would be snow machines.
The basic idea is to cover the outer layer with snow to reflect the sun’s rays, which will protect the ice from underneath.
A team at Arizona State University, headed by physicist Steven Desch, claims in a report that wind-powered pumps could spill out 1.3 meters of water on the Arctic surface, adding extra marsh on the ice surface.
Another calculation has shown that to cover 10% of Antarctica would require millions of pumps to deliver 7.5 liters of water every second for a growing surface with about 1 meter each year.