as per the title. does anyone know?
i meant as a whole, why do the ice caps not move away from the poles? not referring to those pieces of ices that break off and float away.
but like what russ said, the ice are not floating? so is it attached to the bottom of the sea floor or something?
land masses don't float away because they are high altitude land, and attached to the earth right? but what about these ice?
or is it like what andre said, where ice keeps moving away and melt , and new ice forms?
then wouldn't the animals like the polar bear be floating away too?
oh, so theres no land in the north?No. The bulk of the southern ice cap is atop a land mass. The bulk of the northern ice cap is thin, floating and constrained by the surrounding land masses and ocean currents.
Indeed it does. Icebergs float all down the coast of Newfoundland an Labrador. Some are very large. Even larger ice sheets move and bump against each other. But as a whole, the entire Arctic ice sheet is not entirely isolated from land. It encounter shorelines and runs deep where it encounters the ocean floor.oh, so theres no land in the north?
so i saw this documentary about the great melt, it says ice will melt during some time of the year.
so when it melts, wouldn't the north pole ice start to float around?
The ice in the arctic is always in motion.so when it melts, wouldn't the north pole ice start to float around?