The Law Posted April 15, 2010 Report Share Posted April 15, 2010 I always struggle with this concept. What is the effect of sea level when icebergs melt in the ocean? A) Sea levels rise because of the increase in liquid from melted ice Sea levels lower because of the lower salinity of the freshwater added to the sea C) Sea levels remain the same because a floating iceberg displaces its weight in water D) Sea level rises because the local temperature of the water is lowered See, I knew to eliminate B and D immediately. Now, I knew C 's second half was true. A floating object displaces its weight in fluid, but I also knew that the density of water changes as it changes state and that a solid water has a lower density, so assumed that the water levels would rise slightly. Turns out that this difference is very small, and the AAMC book says it is negligible. I just wanted to get someone's advice, was there anything else that I missed while trying to get this question? It's rated as difficult by AAMC, but is there anything wrong with my thinking? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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