Monday, May 9, 2011
So What If All the Icecaps Melt?
Back to my cup. Most of us have had a nice, large cup of ice water outside on a hot day. Yet, we've never experienced an overflow when the ice melts. This is because of the principle stated above. And if the principle holds true for my cup of ice water than it should hold true for icecaps in the ocean, regardless of size.
I have thought of this occasionally but have never been able to find a satisfactory answer. Is there something special about icecaps that their melting would cause sea levels to rise? Is something different altogether at play?Links, please.