The iceberg risk in the Titanic year of 1912: Was it exceptional?
Version of Record online: 16 JUL 2014
© 2014 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 6–10, July 2014
How to Cite
Bigg, G. and Billings, S. (2014), The iceberg risk in the Titanic year of 1912: Was it exceptional?. Significance, 11: 6–10. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2014.00746.x
- Issue online: 16 JUL 2014
- Version of Record online: 16 JUL 2014
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.