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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Grimpachi
I used a word you didn't approve of. I use the general term sheet instead of the required term shelf.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Greathouse
Seems even when faced with definitions you still stubbornly hold your opinion. There is no hope for you then.
If you think that can break off a glacier and fall in the ocean I have a bridge to sell you.
Then I guess you will claim both videos are CGI.
As the ice sheet is formed it is slowly pushed out towards the oceans. It ice flow.
Try to educate yourself
Here's the definition of a ice shelf.
noun: ice shelf; plural noun: ice shelves
a floating sheet of ice permanently attached to a landmass.
Where do you think the ice shelf comes from? It was part of the ice sheet that was pushed away it was in fact part of the glacier.
An ice shelf is a thick floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface. Ice shelves are only found in Antarctica, Greenland and Canada.
HOW DO ICE SHELVES FORM?
Ice from enormous ice sheets slowly oozes into the sea through glaciers and ice streams. If the ocean is cold enough, that newly arrived ice doesn't melt right away. Instead it may float on the surface and grow larger as glacial ice behind it continues to flow into the sea. Along protected coastlines, the resulting ice shelves can survive for thousands of years, bolstered by the rock of peninsulas and islands. Ice shelves grow when they gain ice from land, and occasionally shrink when icebergs calve off their edges. This give and take helps them maintain a dynamic stability.
Quick Facts on Ice Shelves
originally posted by: mc_squared
Anyway another climate thread on ATS quickly derailed due to denier ignorance.
Congrats guys, beautiful job as always *slow clap*
I've seen a video of the largest piece of ice ever filmed calving off a glacier. It was nowhere near the size of Jamaica.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: lostbook
Ocean warming and increased atmospheric Co2 is cyclically caused by increase in undersea volcanic activity. It is part of Earth's natural cycle. There isn't anything humanity can do about that, it is nature.
Archimedes' principle indicates that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces. Archimedes' principle is a law of physics fundamental to fluid mechanics. Archimedes of Syracuse formulated this principle, which bears his name.