Question: studies by the intergovernmental panel on climate change ipcc have...
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?