Wegener, Alfred, 1880-1930

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Birth 1880-11-01
Death 1930-11
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German

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Alfred Wegener was a German geophysicist and meteorologist who worked on the thermodynamics of the atmosphere and originated the theory of continental drift (the Wegener hypothesis), a theory which has won scientific respectability in recent years. He served on and led scientific expeditions to Greenland in 1906-1908, 1912-1917, 1929 and 1930. On the last of these he lost his life.

From the description of Alfred Wegener fonds. 1930-1932. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606459844

Wegener (Practical Astronomy, Meteorology, Cosmic Physics) was instructor, 1909-1916, then Professor in Marburg. Research: his theory of continental shift in Marburg.

From the description of Scientific journals, 1906-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80043997

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  • Scientific expeditions

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