Global warming?

Stephen A. Frye safrye at CONCENTRIC.NET
Mon Jun 30 14:33:42 MDT 1997


>
>As for oceans rising, a simple experiment one could perform is to put an
>ice cube in a glass of water.  Mark the water level.  Some ice (1/7, right?)
>is above the water.  As the ice melts, the water level will not rise, at
>least that is what I think should happen remembering high school
>chemistry, ice floating because it is less dense than water, water
>exhibiting the rather rare characteristic of expanding with temperature
>reduction, at least near freezing.

Absolutely - on the other hand, put an ice cube on top of something
floating in the water, melt it, and watch the water level.

Stephen Frye



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