Wegener, Alfred, 1880-1930Alternative names
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
- Scientific expeditions