Croll, James, 1821-1890 (physical geologist and Keeper of Maps and Correspondence, Geological Survey of Scotland)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 593-594
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll regarding modifications he has made to his Submergence Theory which held that the level of the ocean would not be lowered by the accumulation of ice due to Lyell passing on some calculations as to the amount of water needed from the oceans to form an ice-sheet of sufficient mass to alter the earth's centre of gravity. He encloses a letter to the Reader to put the matter straight and asks for Lyell's approval. 6 January 1866.
Dates: 6 January 1866
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 620-621
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning his calculations of the thickness of the ice sheets and the extent of the submergence which he claims are based on geological grounds. He also discusses the possible extent of the submergence, the effect on the climate of the Ice sheet and his belief that the grinding down of rock can not be attributed to floating ice but to the extent of time that the rock was covered in ice. He also states that he feels confident that the submergence and...
Dates: 6 July 1866