How much water a day is being added to the ocean because of melting ice?



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    According to NASA, global sea leavels are rising at an average rate of 3.33 mm per year, or 0.01311 inches per year. According to the Encyclopedia of Earth, the surface area of the oceans is 139,397,000 square miles.

    139,397,000 sq mile X 5280 sq ft per sq mile X 12 sq in per sq ft X 0.01311 in = 7.336 x 10^15 cubic inches

    7.336×10^15 cubic inches X 0.004329 gallons per cubic inch = 31,760,000,000,000 gallons per year

    31,760,000,000,000 gallons per year / 365 days per year = 87,000,000,000 gallons per day.

    The answer is: 87 billion gallons per day

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