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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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