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Thread #31945   Message #2607964
Posted By: pavane
09-Apr-09 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Other Side (Tiny Tim) Icecaps are melting
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
Guest Claymore wrote: (in 2001)
"I don't suppose anybody would make up a song about ice cubes melting in a glass of water because, of course, the water level eventually drops slightly (Ice occupying more space than its equivalence in water, which is why ice floats)...we should actually have lower tides not higher ones"

Just in case anyone is misled, this is NOT TRUE, the water level will NOT change! The VOLUME of water displaced by the ice is the same as the VOLUME that the ice will occupy when it melts.
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