Posts Tagged ‘ Ice ’

Why are polar ice caps melting?

Sep 24th, 2008 | By

This is the time of interglacial period through which we are going. During this period ice melts form the polar caps and the rate of melting has extended from its average time. The ice over the arctic region is melting which comprises of 3% of the total ice present on the earth and other is
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Why does ice float?

Sep 18th, 2008 | By

Density of an object is increased with the cooling, but this is not completely applicable in the case of fresh water. It is densest at four degree Celsius and if water is further cooled its density keeps on decreasing. So a substance having less density or less mass per unit volume than other substances in
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Why does ice stick to your skin?

Aug 18th, 2008 | By

To know about why ice stick to your skin we have to first know about the formation of ice. On the outer level we say that when we cool the water to certain temperature it turns to ice but on molecular basis it is something different. We know that the water (H2O) is made up
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Why is glacial ice blue?

Aug 8th, 2008 | By

Glacial ice appears blue to us because all the colors of the visible spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) except blue is absorbed by the ice. This blue color wavelength is transmitted which is responsible to make our eyes see the blue color of glacial ice. For this, the light has to move
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