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Re: GLIN==> water volume





Dave, Frank, Frank, et al.:

I guess it depends on whether you use the Quinn or the Bevacqua area for the
continental U.S.  Using the Bevacqua number for the continental (contiguous)
U.S. and the water volume (at low datum) of 5439, the math goes like this:

5400 cu. mi./3,619,000 sq. mi. = 0.0015029 vertical mile
0.00150291 mi. x 5280 ft./mi. = 7.94 ft. (rounded)
or, about 8 ft.

The discrepancy of  597,705 sq. mi. (3,021,295 sq. mi v. 3,619,000 sq. mi) could
be only partly explained even if the Bevacqua U.S. area number refers just to
landmass area, excluding the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes, while the
Statistical Abstract figure includes this area (the total area of the Great
Lakes, U.S. and Canada, is 94,250 sq. mi.)

Bob Beltran


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