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Old April 25 2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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Re: large iceberg on its way

scotthm wrote: View Post
varek wrote: View Post
Large iceberg from Antarctica is floating north.
That seems logical.

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Logical? The Earth is an oblate spheroid, so any icebergs should be floating towards the poles where the ocean surface is lower. Besides, south is always at the bottom of the map, so the iceberg should be floating in the direction of gravity, unless it wants to get arrested for violating it. And like everyone knows, siphons work due to atmospheric pressure, so the atmospheric pressure should be working on icebergs just the same, pressing them downwards. So once the iceberg melts the water level decreases. To further explain the oblateness of the planet, once must assume that the water level decreases only at the poles, hence icebergs must melt there, therefore the poles are hotter than the equator.

Now that's logical.
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