Über die in der heutigen Vergletscherung der Erde als Eis gebundene Wassermasse

Albert Bauer
Extrapolating the conditions of the Greenland Icecap, which are wellknown since the investigations of the French Polar Expeditions, to the Antarctic Icecap, has made it possible to determine the volume of the ice of the earth. It is 21 740 000 km3, equivalent to a sheet of water 54 m thick. This new evaluation confirms the excellence of previous estimations, which were based on geological facts.