The iceberg risk in the Titanic year of 1912: Was it exceptional?

  • Author: Grant Bigg, Steve Billings
  • Published: Jul 16, 2014 - From issue: Volume 11 Issue 3 (July 2014)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2014.00746.x

The sinking of the Titanic is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors. But what of the iceberg that did the damage? Was it a lone berg, or one of many in the area? And should it have been that far south? Earth systems scientist Grant Bigg and systems engineer Steve Billings assess the data.

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