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Re[2]: GLIN==> water volume



BTW, the 8 feet figure from Dave's original post is what you come up with if
using the area of the U.S. including AK and HI.

Rochelle

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Subject:    Re: GLIN==> water volume
Author: Carol Swinehart <swinehar@msue.msu.edu>
Date:       2/25/2000 2:06 PM

2/25/00

Thanks, Frank (Q).  I was just about to run the same calculation :)  Will
keep it on file for future reference!

cys
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At 10:10 AM 2/25/2000 -0500, Frank H. Quinn wrote:
>Dave,
>
>If you are just looking at the conterminous U.S.
>
>The are of the conterminous U.S. is 3,021,295 sq. Miles.  Table 1, page 8,
>Statistical Abstract of the United States
>
>The volumes of the Great Lakes are:
>
>Lake Superior   2900 cubic miles
>Lake Michigan   1180  "
>Lake Huron         850  "
>Lake St Clair           1   "
>Lake Erie             116  "
>Lake Ontario        393  "
>   Total                5440  "  Cordinated Great lakes Physical Data, (1977)
>
>
>5440/3021295*5280 = 9.51 ft.
>
>The Great Lakes would therefore cover the conterminous (excludes Alaska and
>Hawaii) U.S.  to a depth of 9.5 ft.
>
>
>At 08:10 AM 02/25/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>>
>>    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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