The Great Barrier Reef, which is located near Australia under the threat of extinction due to the high temperature in the ocean waters. It is planned to create artificial clouds to save the Great Set Resident.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system with 344,400 square km area. However, this magnificent natural formation has been facing with a serious problem for a long time due to the warming of the ocean waters. Unfortunately, the researches made to increase water quality in the reefs and and trying to keep the ecosystem alive by fishing ban were not successful. According to some researchers there will be a complete disaster for the reefs this year. Now researchers are working on a new method of rescue the Great Barrier Reef.
The new method scientists plan to realize is spraying the abundant amounts of oceanic water into the clouds. With this method, it is aimed to have an increase in the rate of formation of water droplets in the air by the help of the salt. As a result, denser and larger clouds will emerge. These clouds will also change the direction of reflection of the sun’s rays and prevent the water in the region where the reefs are heated. John Latham had proposed this idea before in order to deal with the global warming. However, beceuse of not dermining the negative consequences of such an implementation, the idea was lifted.
Researchers are planning to start climate modeling in May before implementing the plan. They expect the governments to support this non-guaranteed method.
If the method works, the only application area will not be coral reefs. There are many similar projects waiting for a lead action.