Maryam Shahrasebi

MASc. Candidate

For my research project, I am investigating the feasibility and comparing the efficiency of a number of atomizers that are candidates for Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB). The principle behind MCB is to increase stratocumulus clouds’ reflectivity by adding seawater aerosols to them. Consequently, this reduces solar radiation absorbed by the Earth and causes a cooling effect. The large-scale production of vast numbers of suitable salt nuclei and their upward launch is the main technological barrier to the experimental testing of marine cloud brightening (MCB). Hopefully, I can make a contribution to solving this issue.

Schematic of the Aerosol Sampling System and the Candidate Atomizers