A4_8 Terraforming Mars - Orbital Mirrors: Operation

Matthew Grant, Amy Edgington, Naomi Rowe-Gurney, Jasmine Sandhu


This paper looks at the temperature changes to the Martian surface of using orbital mirrors to heat it. It was found that net changes to the whole system would not be useful while localised temperature gains are enough to sublimate Martian ice to release water vapour and greenhouse gases.

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