Powerpoint slideshow about 'alfred wegener and plate tectonics' - kat when the plates crash one plate folds and becomes a mountain range and the other plate subducts (bends and digs into the earth. Accomplishments of various astronomers and need insight regarding the discoveries of alfred wegener how did he first notice the possibility plate tectonics and what lies in the gap he noted i am trying to pinpoint and describe various features on the earth's crust explained by plate tectonics. Alfred wegener, (full name alfred lothar wegener), was born in berlin on november 1, 1880 he gained a doctoral degree in astronomy from the continental drift and plate tectonics from circa 1911 alfred wegener, after being influenced by a scientific paper he had come across that listed. Pdf | on mar 22, 2016, denis m schlatter and others published remembering alfred wegener (1880 - 1930): greenlandic and polar explorer and the father of plate tectonics. Alfred wegener aimed to create a revolution in science which would rank with those of nicolaus copernicus and charles darwin the author of the theory of continental drift—the direct ancestor of the modern theory of plate tectonics and one of the key scientific concepts of the past.
Alfred wegener (1880-1930) (figure 101) earned a phd in astronomy at the university of berlin in 1904, but he had always been interested in geophysics in fact the continental fits were not perfect and the geological matchups were not always consistent, but the most serious problem of all was that. Theory of plate tectonics and one of the key scientific concepts of the past century―wegener also made written with great immediacy and descriptive power, alfred wegener is a powerful portrait of the students of polar travel and exploration, and historians but to all readers who are fascinated by. Alfred lothar wegener (/ˈveɪɡənər/ german: [ˈveːgənɐ] 1 november 1880 - november 1930) was a german polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.
Plate tectonics grew out of a theory that was first developed in the early 20th century by the meteorologist alfred wegener in 1912, wegener noticed that the coastlines of the east coast of south america and the west coast of africa seemed to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Alfred wegener developed the theory of continental drift, the idea that the continents were once joined together into one giant supercontinent called pangaea it wasn't until oil exploration in the 1960's that carl hess and tuzo wilson found evidence of plate tectonics and reopened the debate, which. This is certainly true of plate tectonics, one of the most important and far-ranging geological theories of all time when first proposed, it was ridiculed, but steadily accumulating evidence finally prompted and the man who first proposed this theory was a brilliant interdisciplinary scientist, alfred wegener. 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.
Transcript of plate tectonics & alfred wegener alfred wegener born november 1st 1880 in germany died november 5th 1930 in green land at the age of 50 alfred studied: physics, astronomy and meteorology at the friedrich wilhems university now known as humboldt university before. Earth science for interactive notebooks alfred wegener and the theory of continental drift we didn't do lapbook for this topic, may come back to later for earth science this interactive workbook explaining major people and definitions of theories surrounding plate tectonics would be useful in social studies.
Plate tectonics grew out of a theory that was first developed in the early 20th century by the meteorologist alfred wegener in 1912 he noticed that the coastlines of the east coast of south america and the west coast of africa appeared to fit together like jigsaw pieces. Alfred wegener(1880-1930) was the first man to propose the theory ѓgplate tectonicsѓh he had got a phd in astronomy from the university of berlin, but he was also interested in the other science field such as geophysics, meteorology, and climatology he also contributed to meteorology by. But this powerful theory of plate tectonics did not have an easy birth the evolution of this allencompassing geological theory is a fascinating study sir harold jeffreys of england and american paleontologist g g simpson were the most famous critics of wegener and the continental drift theory. Wegener died in 1930 of a heart attack caused by overexertion while leading his third expedition in greenland specific contributions to plate tectonic theory- continental drift one could say that alfred wegener is the father of plate these elevations were the ocean abyss and the contiental crust.
Pioneers of plate tectonics alfred wegener (1880 - 1930) wegener was a german meteorologist, geophysicist and polar researcher wegener was a member of four expeditions to greenland in 1930 he visited greenland for the last time, where he died shortly after his fiftieth. Wegener's plate and tectonics theory created after he died, credit went to him though samples from the ground in india started this theory based off of wegener's continental drift theory with the introduction to the gps it became possible to measure continental drift directly. His analysis of tectonic features foreshadowed in many ways modern thought regarding plate collisions alfred wegener and the concept of in 1912 german meteorologist alfred wegener, impressed by the similarity of the geography of the atlantic coastlines, explicitly presented the concept.
Introduction to plate tectonics alfred wegener 12-1 continental drift an idea before its time alfred wegener first proposed his plate tectonics chapter 2 interactions at depend on the direction of relative plate motion and the type of crust which kind of plate boundary is. Alfred wegener was a german geophysicist and meteorologist, who is praised for introducing the theory of the continental drift and laying the foundation for the research of plate tectonics during his life, wegener was known as an avid polar researcher and one of the pioneers of polar exploration. Alfred wegener and continental drift - p1 ocr 21st century science - продолжительность: 2:30 kimberley science 3 927 просмотров secrets in stone the role of paleomagnetism in the evolution of plate tectonic theory - продолжительность: 31:57 geology page 1 561 просмотр.