calculate the freeboard of a 10-m thick iceberg in saltwater (seawater density of 1025 kg/ m^3)
geography - drwls, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 6:40am
The distance frm the waterline to the top depends upon the shape of the iceberg. Perhaps you are refering to a planar ice floe with a uniform thickness. If so, the question should have been worded that way
To answer the question, you will also need to know the density of the ice in the floe.
geography - Jackson, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:04am
I think the density of the iceberg is 900 kg/m^3. So how would I set up the problem to solve it?
physics - drwls, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:26am
The answer is worked out here:
They use an iceberg debnsity of 917 kg/m^3 It can vary from iceberg to iceberg, since there are some air pockets and bubbles inside.
geography - Jackson, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:45pm
thank you so much drwls