if all of the earths ice melt and flows into oceans what would happened to the planent rotations?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 74 months ago
Nothing. The tides will be higher and lower. Earths rotation rate is slowing down because of conservation of angular momentum with the Moon getting farther away from the Earth and friction from the tides, bug earthquakes can and have redistributed enough of Earth's mass that rotation rate speeds up. That's what happened with the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan.
- 4 months ago
Nothing will happen. The earth's mass won't change because the ice melts. It will change if all the water is removed from the earth.
- AndrewLv 54 months ago
The rotation would slow a little as a consequence of conservation of angular momentum. This is because most of Earth's ice is located at the poles. If it melted, some of that mass would be redistributed towards the equator, moving mass away from the axis of rotation. An analogy would be a spinning ice-skater stretching their arms out. The effect would be much smaller with the Earth though, because the mass of ice is tiny compared to the mass of the planet.
- Anonymous4 months ago
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- Rick BLv 74 months ago
nothing at all.