Alfred lothar wegener was born on november 1, 1880, in berlin, germany during his childhood, wegener's father ran an orphanage wegener took an interest physical and earth sciences and studied these subjects at universities in both germany and austria. The amoeba people present the posthumous triumph of alfred wegener, the sad but true story of a scientist and his hypothesis. Alfred wegener aimed to create a revolution in science which would rank with those of nicolaus copernicus and charles darwin after completing his doctoral studies in astronomy at the university of berlin, wegener found himself drawn not to observatory science but to rugged fieldwork, which allowed him to cross into a variety of disciplines. We e er (vā′gə-nər), alfred lothar 1880-1930 german geophysicist, meteorologist, and explorer who proposed the theory of continental drift he posited the existence of the supercontinent pangaea in his book the origin of continents and oceans (1915) wegener (german ˈveːɡənər) n (biography) alfred (ˈalfreːt) 1880–1930, german. Continental drift is the movement of the earth's continents relative to each other, thus appearing to drift across the ocean bed the speculation that continents might have 'drifted' was first put forward by abraham ortelius in 1596 the concept was independently and more fully developed by alfred wegener in 1912, but his theory was rejected by some for lack of a mechanism, which was.
Alfred wegener definition, german meteorologist and geophysicist: originated theory of continental drift see more. Alfred wegener, in full alfred lothar wegener, (born november 1, 1880, berlin, germany—died november 1930, greenland), german meteorologist and geophysicist who formulated the first complete statement of the continental drift hypothesis. Das alfred-wegener-institut forscht in den polarregionen und ozeanen der mittleren und hohen breiten als eines von 18 forschungszentren der helmholtz-gemeinschaft koordiniert es deutschlands polarforschung und stellt schiffe wie den forschungseisbrecher polarstern und stationen wie die neumayer-station-iii für die internationale wissenschaft zur verfügung. Wegener and continental drift theory we are taught that modern scientists are driven only by reason and facts it was only early scientists like galileo who needed to fear the reaction to their radical views.
Alfred wegener biography, life, interesting facts early life and education alfred lothar wegener was born on november 1, 1880, in berlin he was the youngest of five children in the family. Alfred wegener studied astronomy but pursued a career in meteorology, and at a 1912 meeting of the german geological society he because the first scientist to propose a theory of continental drift, which he detailed in a book four years later the accepted scientific theory at the time held that. Alfred wegener passed away peacefully, in calgary, alberta on sunday, june 17, 2018 at the age of 83 years al was born in berlin, germany on march 9, 1935 and came to canada at the tender age of. P a n g a e a the continent excerpts and readings on alfred wegener (1880-1930) biographical note german climatologist and geophysicist who, in 1915, published as expanded version of his 1912 book the origin of continents and oceans this work was one of the first to suggest continental drift and plate tectonics.
Alfred wegener is the author of the origin of continents and oceans (414 avg rating, 43 ratings, 4 reviews), die entstehung der kontinente und ozeane (5. In 1912 a german meteorologist named alfred wegener (1880-1931) hypothesized a single proto-supercontinent that divided up into the continents we now know because of continental drift and plate tectonics. Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on earth's surface set forth in 1912 by alfred wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also. Updated bibliography alfred wegener aimed to create a revolution in science which would rank with those of nicolaus copernicus and charles darwin.
View the profiles of people named alfred wegener join facebook to connect with alfred wegener and others you may know facebook gives people the power. In this appealing biography, children will read about the fascinating life, theories, and discoveries of alfred wegener from his time in greenland studying meteorology with hot balloons to his theory of pangea, readers will be eager to learn more about wegener's contributions to science and the strides he took towards developing the study of plate tectonics. Alfred wegner was born, in an affluent german family, in the capital city of berlin, on november 1, 1880 he was the fifth child of churchman richard and house-maker anna wegener. Alfred wegener 709 likes alfred lothar wegener (1 november 1880 in berlin – 2 november 1930) was a german scientist, geologist, and meteorologist he. Alfred wegener, the geologic supersleuth alfred wegener, a german meteorologist, was the first to begin to work out details to explain this interesting observationto begin with, the current.
The wegener diaries: scientific expeditions into the eternal ice by christian kehrt this virtual exhibition sheds light on alfred wegener's expeditions to greenland between 1906 and 1931. A brief introduction to continental drift download the worksheet at sciencemikesammartanocom visit my website at mikesammartanocom to check out recent blog entries, videos, and more. Alfred wegener proposed the theory of continental drift - the idea that the earth's continents move over hundreds of millions of years of geologic time - long before the idea was commonly accepted.
Biographical information alfred wegener was born on november 1, 1880 in berlin he was the son of an evangelical minister ironically, wegener was not schooled in geology. Alfred lothar wegener: moving continents perhaps alfred wegener's greatest contribution to the scientific world was his ability to weave seemingly dissimilar, unrelated facts into a theory, which was remarkably visionary for the time.
German geophysicist and meteorologist who presented the first complete statement of the continental drift hypothesis he proposed that about 250 million years ago, all present-day continents existed combined in a single supercontinent which subsequently fragmented and drifted apart. Alfred wegener was born in berlin on 1 november 1880 as the youngest of five children in a clergyman's family his father, richard wegener, was a theologian and teacher of classical languages at the berlinisches gymnasium zum grauen klosterin 1886 his family purchased a former manor house near rheinsberg, which they used as a vacation hometoday there is an alfred wegener memorial site and. Alfred lothar wegener (1 november 1880 – 13 november 1930) was a german scientist and meteorologist he is most notable for his theory of continental drift, which he proposed in 1912 this was the idea that the continents were slowly drifting around the earthhe also had ideas about why the continents drift, which other scientists thought were impossible.