Team Number: 017 School Name: Bernalillo High School Area of Science: Environmental Science Project Title: Melting Polar Ice Caps Project Abstract: http://mode.lanl.k12.nm.us/97.98/abstracts/017.html Interim Report: http://mode.lanl.k12.nm.us/97.98/interims/017.html Final Report: http://mode.lanl.k12.nm.us/97.98/finalreports/017/finalreport.html
We are going to make a small replica of Antartica in a fish tank that includes land and icebergs. We will keep data on the amount of land, water, ice, time to melt, and water levels. From this data we will use a supercomputer to help us show how long it will take the real icebergs to melt. With these results we hope to find out how much the water will rise and find out which places in the world would be affected.
The progress we have made at this time is that Antartica's icebergs are melting at a faster rate than expected. We're still looking for a mentor to help us with our project.
The results we expect to get are: How long icebergs take to melt at their normal temperature. How much the water level will rise in the ocean.