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- Homework Statement
- Volume of ice needed to mitigate ocean warming since 1871

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According to following study 436 x 10^21 J of energy have been absorbed by the Earth's oceans since 1871. https://www.pnas.org/content/116/4/1126

What thickness of ice covering the globe would be needed to melt in order to absorb this amount of energy, assuming that all energy goes towards the heat of fusion and an ice density of 917 kg/(m^3)? I came up with 2.8m but I'm not sure about my calculation. That answer just seems crazy. Thanks!

What thickness of ice covering the globe would be needed to melt in order to absorb this amount of energy, assuming that all energy goes towards the heat of fusion and an ice density of 917 kg/(m^3)? I came up with 2.8m but I'm not sure about my calculation. That answer just seems crazy. Thanks!