below the surface of the ice which had accumulated over the plane in the 50 years it had been there. The plane had also been carried three miles by the drifting glacier.
If one were to calculate how long it would take for a mile-thick ice-cap to accumulate at the same known rate of ice build-up over the glacier girl, it can quickly be determined that at that rate, it would require about 1,000 years. This information, therefore, is consistent with what is known abut the warmer climate in Greenland 1,000 years ago, and the dramatic change in climate that occurred thereafter. The amount of ice on Greenland in 1,000 AD is not known, but 1,000 years is sufficient time for most or all of the present ice to accumulate.
The Glacier Girl resting under 268 feet of ice.