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Old 18th September 2019, 06:19 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Floating ice displaces the same volume of water as liquid water, so there is no difference in sea level.

NSIDC: Melting of Floating Ice Will Raise Sea Level
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In a paper titled "The Melting of Floating Ice will Raise the Ocean Level" submitted to Geophysical Journal International, Noerdlinger demonstrates that melt water from sea ice and floating ice shelves could add 2.6% more water to the ocean than the water displaced by the ice, or the equivalent of approximately 4 centimeters (1.57 inches) of sea-level rise.
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