Louis Agassiz
(Jean) Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, (1807-1873), Swiss-American naturalist whose observations in the Swiss Alps led him to the development of the theory that, at one time, most of the earth was covered by glaciers

Agassiz correctly interpreted the environmental impact of the erosive and transporting capacity of continental and mountain glaciers. His observations resulted in 1840 in the publication of Studies on Glaciers.

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