When there is a large object in the bottom of the ocean of height h, the surface of the ocean rises by a height less than h. In fact, if the ocean depth >> h, then the surface will rise negligibly. (Assume the object is not massive enough to cause changes in the gravitational field.)
1. What fluid mechanics equation governs the rise in sea level due to the object in the bottom of the ocean?
2. Why is the rise in sea level much less than h?