Water level after melting of ice.

In summary, the conversation discusses how the water level remains unchanged when an ice melts on water that was initially floating on it. It is explained that the volume of the ice is equal to the volume of the water produced when it melts, and this is due to Archimedes' principle. This means that when the ice grows, it sticks up above the water level, and when it melts, it shrinks back to fit exactly back inside the water level, resulting in no change in the water level.
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When an ice melts on water, which was initially floating on it, the water level must get increased.
Why it remains unchanged??
 
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ajayraho said:
When an ice melts on water, which was initially floating on it, the water level must get increased.
Why it remains unchanged??

How does the volume of the ice compare with the volume of the water produced when the ice melts?
 
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Have you studied Archimedes' principle?
 
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When water turns to ice, it grows. The amount of growth is exactly the amount that sticks up above the water. When it melts, it shrinks to fit exactly back inside the water level. So the water level doesn't change.
 
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Related to Water level after melting of ice.

1. How does the melting of ice affect the water level?

When ice melts, it turns into liquid water and takes up less space than it did as a solid. This means that the water level will increase slightly, but not significantly.

2. Will the water level rise or fall when ice melts?

The water level will rise slightly when ice melts because the liquid water takes up less space than the solid ice did. However, this increase is usually very small and not noticeable.

3. Does melting all the ice in the world affect sea levels?

Yes, melting all the ice in the world would have a significant impact on sea levels. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if all the ice on Earth were to melt, sea levels would rise by approximately 70 meters (230 feet).

4. How does the melting of ice in the polar regions affect sea levels?

The melting of ice in the polar regions, such as Greenland and Antarctica, has a larger impact on sea levels than melting ice in other areas. This is because these regions contain a significant amount of ice that is currently on land, and when it melts, it adds more water to the oceans.

5. Does the melting of ice on land affect ocean levels differently than melting icebergs in the ocean?

Yes, the melting of ice on land has a greater impact on sea levels than melting icebergs in the ocean. This is because ice on land, such as glaciers and ice sheets, is not already displacing water like icebergs in the ocean are. When land ice melts, it adds more water to the oceans and causes sea levels to rise.

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