Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 94

Answer

It cools the nearby air.

Work Step by Step

The water in the pond absorbs energy as solid ice melts to liquid water (see page 328, Figure 17.17). This energy comes from the surrounding air, lowering its temperature.
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