Statement of a problem № 41394


The icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica contain about 1.75% of the total water (by mass) on the earth s surface; the oceans contain about 97.5%, and the other 0.75% is mainly groundwater. Suppose the icecaps, currently at an average temperature of about - 30°C, somehow slid into the ocean and melted. What would be the resulting temperature decrease of the ocean? Assume that the average temperature of ocean water is currently 5.00°C.

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