Alfred Lothar Wegener (; German: [ˈveːgənɐ]; 1 November 1880 – November 1930) 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 as the originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth (German: Kontinentalverschiebung).

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Alfred Lothar Wegener (; German: [ˈveːgənɐ]; 1 November 1880 – November 1930) 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 as the originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth (German: Kontinentalverschiebung). 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 were the first to overwinter on the inland Greenland ice sheet and the first to bore ice cores on a moving Arctic glacier. (en)
dbo:academicDiscipline
dbo:almaMater
dbo:birthDate
  • 1880-11-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:deathPlace
dbo:doctoralAdvisor
dbo:influenced
dbo:knownFor
dbo:residence
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2017-09-26 11:42:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2018-04-25 22:07:27Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 1331018 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 33590 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2018-04-24 17:13:37Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 147 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 838056782 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:almaMater
dbp:birthDate
  • 1880-11-01 (xsd:date)
dbp:birthPlace
dbp:caption
  • Alfred Wegener, ca. 1924-1930 (en)
  • Wegener, circa 1924–1930 (en)
dbp:citizenship
  • German (en)
dbp:deathPlace
dbp:doctoralAdvisor
dbp:fields
dbp:id
  • Alfred+Wegener (en)
dbp:influenced
dbp:knownFor
dbp:name
  • Alfred Wegener (en)
dbp:nationality
  • German (en)
dbp:residence
  • Germany (en)
dbp:signature
  • Alfred Wegener Signature.svg (en)
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dbp:wordnet_type
dct:subject
georss:point
  • 71.2 -51.833333333333336
  • 71.2 -51.833333333333336
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Alfred Lothar Wegener (; German: [ˈveːgənɐ]; 1 November 1880 – November 1930) 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 as the originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth (German: Kontinentalverschiebung). (en)
rdfs:label
  • Alfred Wegener (en)
owl:sameAs
geo:geometry
  • POINT(-51.833332061768 71.199996948242)
  • POINT(-51.833332061768 71.199996948242)
geo:lat
  • 71.199997 (xsd:float)
  • 71.199997 (xsd:float)
geo:long
  • -51.833332 (xsd:float)
  • -51.833332 (xsd:float)
foaf:depiction
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Alfred Wegener (en)
is dbo:child of
is dbo:influencedBy of
is dbo:knownFor of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:eponym of
is dbp:influences of
is foaf:primaryTopic of