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Studies by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have reported that, over the past five year period, melting Antarctic ice caps have contributed approximately 15% to the current global sea level rise of 2 mm per year.

a. The total volume of the Antarctic ice caps is estimated to be 25 x10^6 km^3 . If the entire ice cap melted, by how much would global sea levels rise in mm?

b. The mean flow rate of the Mississippi River at New Orleans is 600,000 ft^3 /s. How many years would it take for the volume of water contained in the Antarctic ice caps to flow through the Mississippi given average flow conditions?

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