Captain Charles W. Thomas

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: We are living in the twilight of the Wisconsin glacial period-an epoch of low temperatures, of enormous ice sheets which once crept over most of today’s temperate zones, This ice age had its apex about 100,000 years ago, when so much water was stowed on land in solidified form that sea level dropped 400 feet below normal! Even today, if all the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic were to melt and run off, every seaport in the world would be flooded by a rise in sea level of more than 130 feet!
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 3
Pages: 125 - 129
Cite this article: Thomas, Captain Charles W., "ARCTIC SHIPHANDLING", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1954, pp. 125-129.
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