Re: If Ross Ice Shelf melts, the Sea Level will rise by 15feet

Posted by Bobbapink on Jul 08, 2002 at 19:29
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Re: If Ross Ice Shelf melts, the Sea Level will rise by 15feet (paul)

"looks like a water level decrease to me.
the ice is floating so it must be less dence than the water its floating in."

Floating ice displaces *exactly* its weight in water: no more, no less. Kinda like thermodynamics only completely different. :-)

Therefore, the melting, regardless of the salinity, would go unnoticed, sea-level-wise.



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