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LadyStanley 03-08-2013 10:41 PM

26.5 million cubic km of ice measured in Antarctic
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21692423

Quote:

A detailed analysis of data compiled during 50 years of exploration shows the White Continent to contain about 26-and-a-half-million cubic km.

It is a colossal volume, and to put that in some sort of context: if this ice was all converted to liquid water, it would be sufficient to raise the height of the world's oceans by 58m.
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This large cooperative effort - involving 60 scientists from 35 institutions based in 14 countries - has sought to put tighter constraints on some of Antarctica's fundamental statistics.

Dado 03-23-2013 06:18 PM

Such a waste. Every molecule of frozen water - along with every atom of sequestered carbon - is potential life being locked away.

The mind boggles at how much unrealized flaura and fauna that represents...

Leafsdude7 03-23-2013 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dado (Post 62246767)
Such a waste. Every molecule of frozen water - along with every atom of sequestered carbon - is potential life being locked away.

The mind boggles at how much unrealized flaura and fauna that represents...

:sarcasm:? :help:

KareemTrustfund 05-23-2013 05:20 AM

Who cares? It'll melt soon.


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