1997-98
NEW MEXICO
HIGH SCHOOL
SUPERCOMPUTING
CHALLENGE

Interim Report


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

Our project is to see how much of the world would be affected if the icebergs in Antartica all completely melted. To determine this we will try to find out how long it would take all the icebergs to melt, and how much would the the water level rise.

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.

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