Is the water evaporating from Earth as the ice melts and the oceans don't rise.?
Note most of US was one time under ice right down to the oceans edge, the ice is now gone and the ocean is a few hundred feet below where it was.
- DavidLv 46 months agoFavorite Answer
In fact the whole earth was covered with water at one time, note scientists tell us rock was made ocean sediment, so yes indeed where did all the water go,,,, Hint.... Genesis 1:9, KJV: "And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so."
- The DevilLv 76 months ago
It evaporates, but stays in the atmosphere until it condenses into rain, but it doesn't go straight from ice to vapor. the oceans are rising
- antarcticiceLv 76 months ago
Water vapour in the upper atmosphere splits into hydrogen & oxygen the hydrogen is lost to space, but overall meteorites falling into the atmosphere offset most of the loss.
As for the oceans, they are rising, there no doubt about that, at all.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Aliens are stealing our water at night.
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- CowboyLv 66 months ago
We're experiencing more rain - as water evaporates, it falls back to earth as rain.The oceans are rising but that's from melting ice.
- 6 months ago
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- it is iLv 56 months ago
When water evaporates, it comes down as rain or snow within 8 days.
- zipperLv 66 months ago
NO! ice is expanded water several inches of ice can equal less than an inch of water. But the sea levels are rising each year, measurements have proved this.
- JimZLv 76 months ago
Our magnetosphere protects the atmosphere from solar winds "blowing" water from Earth so Earth doesn't lose that much water.
Water finds its own level. The atmosphere always finds its own level with regard to water vapor as well. As we have all experience, it doesn't take that much for a bunch of water to fall from the sky and make its journey to the ocean. Gravity will pull ice and water to the oceans. The amount in the ocean and its precise shape and depth depends on many factors from plates moving (vertically and horizontally), to oceans warming and cooling, to ice on land melting, etc. Changes in temperature will change the volume of water and since the ocean is so massive, a small change will have a noticeable affect.
When we had the glaciers over much of North America, ocean levels were many hundreds of feet lower. Since then, ocean levels have risen significantly as the glaciers retreated toward the north. We have been in a minor warming interval for several hundred years now since the end of the Little Ice Age, and the sea level has been rising slowly. Only a portion of that may be from human emissions of CO2. Some would try to push their political agenda by pretending that any change in sea level is due to humans and therefore we need to give money and power to them but that isn't science and it would be really short sighted for people to go along. In fact, ocean levels are not static over the entire world and they are less so locally because land rises and falls depending on where you are. Land isn't as static (meaning it moves) as many believe.
Ice sublimates which is like evaporation.
- 6 months ago
Yes and leave the Earth's atmosphere , I live in a part of the southern US that used to be ocean sea bed but is now some 500 foot above the ocean
- 6 months ago
Do you mean: What if the water from the melting ice evaporates instead of causing the sea to rise?