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RE: GLIN==> water volume



2/25/00

Frank,

How do you figure the area in miles3 (cubic miles)?  Area is measured in
square miles or miles2.  

cys
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At 09:27 AM 2/25/2000 -0500, Bevacqua, Frank wrote:
>Here is the math:
>
>Volume of Water:
>
>Lake Superior				2,900 miles3	12,230 km3
>Lake Huron					  850 miles3	 3,537 km3
>Lake Michigan				1,180 miles3	 4,920 km3
>Lake St. Clair				    1 miles3	   
>Lake Erie					  116 miles3	   483 km3
>Lake Ontario				         393 miles3	 1,637 km3
>
>
>Area
>
>United States			      9,373,000 km3   3,619,000 mi3
>Canada				      9,976,000 km3	 3,852,000 mi3
>Mexico				      1,958,000 km3	   756,000 mi3
>
>Total				    21,307,000 km3		8,227,000
>mi3
>
>Water in the Great Lakes would cover the North American continent to a depth
>of:
>
>					1.06 meters		3.5 feet
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Poulsondav@aol.com [mailto:Poulsondav@aol.com]
>Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 8:10 AM
>To: glin-announce@great-lakes.net
>Subject: GLIN==> water volume
>
>
>
>    I've heard that the Great Lakes contain enough water to submerge an area
>
>the size of the continental U.S. in three feet of water.  I've also heard 
>that it is eight feet of water.
>     Can anyone resolve this, comment on the validity of either comparison
>or 
>suggest a different one?
>    Thanks,
>
>Dave Poulson
>Booth Newspapers
>poulsondav@aol.com
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