S3_4 We're Walking in the Air

Lauren Doherty, Aneesah Kamran, Kira Rhodes


In the popular 1982 TV adaptation of The Snowman, a young boy wakes up in the morning to
nd his snowman has melted overnight. We investigated whether this would be realistic. We have
calculated how long it would take for a 1.8 m tall snowman to melt based on the power from the Sun. With complete absorption of light, the snowman would take 16.3 hours to melt. This number increases when considering incomplete absorption of light.

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