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Nemo

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Not what you see every day!
« on: February 06, 2016, 07:41:00 pm »


http://www.snotr.com/video/8963/Imploding_Iceberg

If only one tenth of a thing like that is visible - the mind boggles at what is left hidden just under the surface! O0
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Re: Not what you see every day!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 02:04:20 am »

Nature at it's best . . . O0 
With all the bit's flying out like that must have been under stress , with the BLUE in it does that mean it's fresh water ?
Don't forget if ALL THE FLOATING ICE in the world suddenly melted , sea level's would go DOWN , it's the stuff on land that needs to be worried about , 'berg's / pack ice displace more water than it is with the expansion of ice .
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Re: Not what you see every day!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 02:51:00 am »

... if ALL THE FLOATING ICE in the world suddenly melted , sea level's would go DOWN , it's the stuff on land that needs to be worried about , 'berg's / pack ice displace more water than it is with the expansion of ice .




Sea levels would in fact still rise, as the iceberg is fresh water, which is not as dense as salt water.
http://skepticalscience.com/Sea-level-rise-due-to-floating-ice.html
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Re: Not what you see every day!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 09:14:48 am »

As with a lot of these types of stories you have to read the whole lot and all the answers at the end. The example shown of the fresh water ice in the jar of salt water is false. To do the experiment correctly one has to make the ice out of water in the jar as is the case with the real ocean. When the ice is formed the salts leech out of the ice back into the sea/jar raising the seas salinity. When the ice melts the system reverts to what it was before, or no change.
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