Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener

Birthday1880-11-01
AgeHe is 138 years old
Birth Sign Scorpio (oct. 23 - nov. 21)
GenderMale
ReligionLutheranism
His Profession
His Parents
Alfred Wegener's mother's and father's name are Anna Wegener and Richard Wegener
Alfred Wegener's Child
He has 1 Child. Name is Elsa Wegener.
Alias for Alfred Wegener
known other names for Alfred Wegener
Who is Alfred Wegener?
Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered for advancing the theory of continental drift in 1912, which hypothesized that the continents were slowly drifting around the Earth. His hypothesis was controversial and not widely accepted until the 1950s, when numerous discoveries such as palaeomagnetism provided strong support for continental drift, and thereby a substantial basis for today's model of plate tectonics. Wegener was involved in several expeditions to Greenland to study polar air circulation before the existence of the jet stream was accepted. Expedition participants made many meteorological observations and achieved the first-ever overwintering on the inland Greenland ice sheet as well as the first-ever boring of ice cores on a moving Arctic glacier.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • PhD