On Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:26:12 +0000 (UTC), R Kym Horsell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In sci.physics Bill Steele <email@example.com> wrote: >... >> It does if it wasn't floating in the sea previously, but was sitting up >> on land in a glacier. Sea level went up when it slid in. > > >I don't know about you, but once upon a time I would have found >it hard to believe anyone who could even *spell* fisiks could put an ice >cube in their glass and think the total amount of water in it had not >changed. > >But then they inventerated this interwebnik thingy and all that >changed overnight. :)
It is amazing that people who know nothing about the subject address each event in nature and weather individually, and think they are doing everything right.
If the glaciers in Antarctica did not flow out over the bays, they couldn't/ wouldn't flow, and the ice would build up, and ocean levels would go down.
For sea level to stay the same, the flowing and breaking off and calving and melting has to equal snowfall over the whole watershed.
The more snowfall upstream, the faster a glacier flows, and the more calving there is, and it is a different process than melting due to warming.