(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The density of ice is 0·92×10^{3}kg m^{−3}and its latent heat of fusion is 3·3×10^{5}J kg^{−1}.

Estimate the melting temperature of the ice at the bottom of a glacier which is 100m deep.

2. Relevant equations

L = T_{c}(S_{2}- S_{1})

3. The attempt at a solution

(S_{2}- S_{1}) = 1208.8

I then tried to get somewhere with this, but kept going around in circles and couldn't work out how to incorporate the fact it's at the bottom of the glacier.

I'm guessing it's something to do with the pressure of the ice above, and worked out this was

p = F/A = 9×10^{5}

but, couldn't figure out what to do with it from there. Any help would be appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Thermodynamics - Melting of Ice

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