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calculate the freeboard of a 10-m thick iceberg in saltwater (seawater density of 1025 kg/ m^3)

  • geography -

    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 -

    I think the density of the iceberg is 900 kg/m^3. So how would I set up the problem to solve it?

  • physics -

    The answer is worked out here:
    http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/physics_tut/volume1/pi02sol.pdf

    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 -

    thank you so much drwls

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