Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Climate Control

Since winning the World Cup bid in December, football fans have questioned whether a summer World Cup in Qatar would be fair on players or spectators.
Temperatures in June and July can reach up to 50C, however FIFA president Sepp Blatter has stated that the tournament will not move from its traditional dates in the summer.

To help fight against these unbearable temperatures Qatar plan to air condition their World Cup stadia via solar power.
Recently the latest development in Qatar's bid to control the climate is an artificial cloud.

Qatar scientists have designed the 'clouds', which can be produced at a cost of $500,000 (about £310,000) each.
The 'clouds' are made from a lightweight carbon structure, and carry a giant envelope of material containing helium gas.
Four solar-powered engines move the structure via remote control.

Looking at the shaded stadium designs featured below, this may work overhead , and help Jack Wilshire from getting cramp.

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