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  Alfred Wegener - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift was widely ridiculed in his day.
Alfred Lothar Wegener (Berlin, November 1, 1880 – Greenland, November 2 or 3, 1930) was a German interdisciplinary scientist, who became famous for his theory of continental drift.
Wegener was part of several expeditions to Greenland to study polar air circulation, when the existence of a jet stream itself was highly controversial.
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 Wegener Alfred Lothar - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Wegener, Alfred Lothar (1880-1930), German meteorologist and geophysicist, noted chiefly for advocating the theory of continental drift at a time...
In the period 1908-1912, theories of continental drift were proposed by the German geologist Alfred Lothar Wegener and others, who recognized that...
This hypothesis is related to the concept of continental drift, first proposed in modern form by the German geophysicist Alfred Wegener in 1912.
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Alfred Lothar Wegener is best known for having formulated the theory of continental drift that developed later into the theory of plate tectonics.
Wegener was born in Berlin on November 1, 1880.
Wegener studied the polar air, using kites and tethered balloons, and on his return to Germany in 1909 he became a lecturer in meteorology and astronomy at the University of Marburg.
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 Alfred Wegener - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In this diagram, Wegener theorized how the continents may have split and shifted into their present forms.
Alfred Lothar Wegener (Berlin, November 1, 1880 – Greenland, November 2 or 3, 1930) was a German interdisciplinary scientist who had early training in astronomy.
He became interested in the new discipline of meteorology and as a record-holding balloonist himself, pioneered the use of weather balloons to track air masses.
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Alfred Lothar Wegener (Berlin, November 1, 1880 – Greenland, November 2 or 3, 1930) was a German interdisciplinary scientist world health organization got early step by step instruction inside astronomy.
Wegener was section of many expeditions to Greenland to study polar air circulation, when the being of a jet stream itself was highly controversial.
However Wegener was progressively confident that the continents themselves experienced shifted out of a primal only massive supercontinent, which drifted apart astir 200 million years ago, to judge from either a fossil grounds to believe.
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 Earlham College - Geology 211 - Template
Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1, 1880 in Berlin to Richard and Anna Wegener.
Alfred received a PhD in astronomy from the University of Berlin in 1904 and a doctorate in planetary astronomy in 1905.
Wegener's theory was not accepted during his lifetime because he was seen as an outsider and he relied on the idea that the continents plowed through the oceans.
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 Wegener, Alfred Lothar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
German meteorologist and geophysicist whose theory of continental drift, expounded in Origin of Continents and Oceans 1915, was originally known as 'Wegener's hypothesis'.
Wegener was born in Berlin and studied at Heidelberg, Innsbruck, and Berlin.
Wegener supposed that a united supercontinent, Pangaea, had existed in the Mesozoic.
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 BookRags: Alfred Lothar Wegener Biography
The German meteorologist, Arctic explorer, and geophysicist Alfred Lothar Wegener (1880-1930) is remembered for his theory of continental drift.
Alfred Wegener son of an Evangelical preacher, was born in Berlin on Nov. 1, 1880.
He saw active service in World War I. Wegener was a scientific civil servant at the Meteorological Department of the Deutsche Seewarte in Hamburg (1919-1924) and professor of meteorology and geophysics at the University of Graz (1924-1930).
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"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.
At the turn of the 20th century, the prevailing view of the earth was that it was slowly cooling and contracting, and -- like the skin of a rotting fruit -- its surface was wrinkling to produce mountains and valleys.
Alfred Wegener perrished in a snow storm together with a man from Ukkusissat, on a trip from a camp up on the central ice cap, 1932.
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1880: ALFRED LOTHAR WEGENER is born in Berlin...
Alfred Lothar Wegener was a famous geologist most reknowned for his theory of continental drift.
Nov 1, Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift), was born.
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 AllRefer.com - Alfred Lothar Wegener (Geology And Oceanography, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Alfred Lothar Wegener[Al´fret lOtAr´ veg´unur] Pronunciation Key, 1880–1930, German geologist, meteorologist, and Arctic explorer.
According to Wegener, the present continents on earth were originally one large landmass he called Pangaea that gradually separated and drifted apart.
He argued that the continents were still in the process of change and are still altering.
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 Alfred Wegener - Scientists - German Archive: Alfred Lothar Wegener (Berlin, November 1, 1880 û Greenland, November 2 ...
Alfred Wegener - Scientists - German Archive: Alfred Lothar Wegener (Berlin, November 1, 1880 û Greenland, November 2 or 3, 1930) was a German interdisciplinary scientist who had early training in astronomy.
He became interested in the new discipline of meteorology (he married the daughter of famous meterologist and climatologist Wladimir K÷ppen) and as a record-holding balloonist himself, pioneered the use of weather balloons to track air masses.
From 1912 he publicly advocated his theory of 'continental drift', arguing that the continents on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean were drifting apart.
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 DLESE description of Alfred Lothar Wegener: Moving continents
DLESE description of Alfred Lothar Wegener: Moving continents
This background information on Alfred Wegener discusses his idea of continental drift.
It explains how he came to the conclusion that the continents split apart as outlined in his 1915 book The Origin of Continents and Oceans.
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 Wegener, Alfred Lothar - MSN Encarta
Wegener, Alfred Lothar (1880-1930),German meteorologist and geophysicist, noted chiefly for advocating the theory of continental drift at a time...
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 Wegener, Alfred Lothar - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
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Wegener, Alfred Lothar, 1880-1930, German geologist, meteorologist, and Arctic explorer.
He is known for his theory of continental drift
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