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Estimate the rate of freshwater mass production (kg s-1) by the melting
of the North American ice sheet, assuming that its melting took 500 years. How does
this compare with the rate of deep-water formation in the North Atlantic, which is
estimated to be about 2 x 1010 kg s-1 at present?

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