Old Greenland maps
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:42 PM
Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:42 AM
I wonder how much one knew about what it looked like under the ice sheets in the 60-70ies - I don't think it would have based on satellite imagery at that time.
Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:09 AM
I recently saw an otherwise normal globe that was probably made in the 60's or 70's. On it I noticed that Greenland had a huge sea in it starting at a fairly narrow inlet somewhere south of Thule and roughly following the shape of the northern half of greenland with only 100-200 mi. of land surrounding.
My early-80s globe shows a similar 'sea' much as you describe, labelled as 'Glacial period ice average elevation 2134 metres'. Perhaps the globe-maker had a problem with his colours.
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