Microclimate, environmental modification through use of Bergen Device

  • Deployed over landscape small black metal forms (Hence Bergen, Norway.. home to Black metal )
  • Decreases albedo from that of snow(0.90) to that of bare earth(0.04) causing localised increased solar radiation absorption
  • Local increase in temperature, enough to start melting at an average ground temperature –2°C rather than the usual 0°C
  • Ephemeral holes will occur in the white landscape, during the next snow the Bergen device will be buried but its presence will still effect the local area

environmental modification

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