James Croll: a scientist ahead of his time

@article{Bolshakov2011JamesCA,
  title={James Croll: a scientist ahead of his time},
  author={V. A. Bol’shakov and Andrey Kapitsa and W. Gareth Rees},
  journal={Polar Record},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={201 - 205}
}
ABSTRACT James Croll (1821–1890) was a Scottish scientist who made major, although still largely unrecognised, contributions to the theory of the effects of variations in the Earth's orbit on the global climate. He was the first to identify the importance of positive feedbacks in the climate system, especially the ice-albedo feedback, and he placed the astrochronological method on a sound footing. Croll's theory was the first to predict multiple ice ages. However, it was unable to place the end… 
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