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04/20/2022 03:00:55 PM · #1
There are aspects of this that had never occurred to me, and I bet most of you will be surprised as well. It's not just Iceland, of course, but that's the example being discussed here.

Glaciers & Gravity + Other Juicy Tidbits...
04/20/2022 03:52:41 PM · #2
Interesting stuff!
I was well aware of the "rebound" that can occur when the weight of an ice mass is removed, but had not thought that the "gravity effect" would be so large.
04/20/2022 04:47:26 PM · #3
this is why I weep to the gods of foolishness when people complain about gas prices being too high.
04/20/2022 05:40:21 PM · #4
Originally posted by posthumous:

this is why I weep to the gods of foolishness when people complain about gas prices being too high.

Me too. More or less every day, though some days I howl instead...
04/20/2022 05:41:23 PM · #5
Originally posted by kirbic:

Interesting stuff!
I was well aware of the "rebound" that can occur when the weight of an ice mass is removed, but had not thought that the "gravity effect" would be so large.

Ditto: knew about rebound, had no clue re: gravitational attraction of very large glaciers...
04/25/2022 12:46:05 PM · #6
Thanks for posting this. I learned a lot from it. The idea of weight rebound was new to me. The gravitational effect blew my mind a bit.
04/25/2022 03:11:25 PM · #7
Originally posted by markwiley:

Thanks for posting this. I learned a lot from it. The idea of weight rebound was new to me. The gravitational effect blew my mind a bit.


yes for me it shows how humans have emotional and intuitive ideas about math that don't add up, so to speak. It does make sense that a country sized mass of ice would have a significant gravitational pull, but it never occurred to me to consider it.
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