Monday, November 21, 2011

Mongolia to build "Enormous Ice Block" to beat Summer Heat

Full Story: Popsci

In order to beat heat in its capital Ulan Bator during summer, Mongolia has announced a novel idea - piling up a huge and enormous ice block. The melting ice block in summer will "cool" the capital beside providing drinking water.

The project being launched later this month will cost $ 750,000 that will artificially make “naleds,” ice sheets that form along frozen streams and rivers. In Mongolian river beds, layers build up as new water flows onto the surface and freezes, forming ice caps that can build up to more than seven meters thick, reports Popsci.

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