Draw an iceberg and see how it will float.
(Inspired by a tweet by @GlacialMeg)
Icebergs are less dense than water, so they always float with about 10% of their mass above the water. But which way up? An iceberg wouldn’t float exactly like on this page in reality. Its three-dimensional distribution of mass and its relative density compared to the water are both significant factors that are only approximated here.
Inspired by a tweet by @GlacialMeg:
Today I channeled my energy into this very unofficial but passionate petition for scientists to start drawing icebergs in their stable orientations. I went to the trouble of painting a stable iceberg with my watercolors, so plz hear me out.— Megan Thompson-Munson (@GlacialMeg) February 19, 2021