Essays Tagged: "Alfred Wegener"

The forever shifting earth

away from the ocean ridge.During the early 1900's, a theory of a 'super-continent' was developed by Alfred Wegener. He was ridiculed for his ideas that continental drift produced the present positions ...

(11 pages) 225 0 5.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Continental Drift: Exploring the Theory.

e striking when the submerged continental shelves are compared rather than the coastlines. In 1912, Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) noticed the same thing and proposed that the continents were once compres ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Plate Tectonics.

, etc, but we will explain this later. The hypothesis of continental drift was majorly developed by Alfred Wegener, a German man, the edges of these plates, and where they move against each other, are ...

(3 pages) 142 1 2.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Plate Tectonics: It contains a general description, such as the origination of the theory, an explanation of the theory, and how it was proved.

A meteorologist named Alfred Wegener had a theory about how the continents got where they are today. He thought that they ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Alfred Wegener

BiographyBorn on November 1, 1880, Alfred Lothar Wegener earned a Ph.D in astronomy from the University of Berlin in 1904. He had alway ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

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the 20th century there were no maps for the seafloor. In 1915 a German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener, proposed the theory of Continental Drift which states that parts of the earth's crus ...

(6 pages) 34 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Gondwanaland: A Study of the Continent in a Theoratic Sense.

ntinental Drift -- introduced in two articles published by a 32-year-old German meteorologist named Alfred Lothar Wegener.He contended that, around 200 million years ago, the supercontinent Pangaea be ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Meteorologist: Alfred Wegener

ALFRED WEGENER(1880-1930)German climatologist and geophysicist who, in 1915, published as expanded v ... iences and revile the man who dared to propose it, German meteorological pioneer and polar explorer Alfred Wegener. Science historians compare his story with the tribulations of Galileo.A Geographic J ... rth's development, why should we hesitate to toss the old views overboard?"Resume of a RevolutionaryAlfred Wegener was born in Berlin on November 1, 1880. He studied the natural sciences at the Univer ...

(15 pages) 45 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Meteorology

Plate Tectonics: History

nic revolution throughout the centuries. Plate tectonic theories have been researched since 1920 by Alfred Wegener. Alfred Wegener let out the details of how today's continents were once one large lan ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Plate Tectonics

se ideas were continental drift and sea floor spreading.Continental drift actually was an idea from Alfred Wegener in the early 1900's. Wegener reassembled the continents and formed a giant Superconti ...

(4 pages) 86 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Our World's Oceans: Their Importance to Our Planet

s to be pressed up against the continents' coasts.2. Continents drifted but what caused this drift? Alfred Wegener was ridiculed for his theory that the continents drifted. Part of the reason for not ... h a research vessel is today named after ), along with his research assistant Marie Tharp confirmed Alfred Wegener's theory 40 years earlier that continental drift does in fact take place. And helping ...

(25 pages) 71 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Plate Tectonics

rifted apart to where they are today. This is called the theory of continental drift, discovered by Alfred Wegener. [See diagram 1]It is proven that continents have drifted away from each other. If yo ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Essay On The Evidence That Supports The Theory Of Continental Drift And Plate Tectonics

The initial theory of continental drift was put forward by a German meteorologist Alfred Wegener in 1915. This theory did not seem credible until it was connected with the plate tect ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Continental drift

itions of the earth's continents have changed a lot through geologic time. The German meteorologist Alfred Wegener proposed the first comprehensive theory of continental drift in 1912, on the basis of ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift

Alfred Wegener started a proposal of continental drift that simply stated that there was once a supe ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Examining the Impact of Geology on Society

crust of the Earth. The man who studied this movement so extensively was a gentleman by the name of Alfred Wegener. In 1911, Wegener was browsing around the school's library where he taught at the Uni ... ible for the moving of all the continents. Before ever being able to learn much more on his theory, Alfred Wegener died in 1930. From his death and forward, we've come to understand much more about co ...

(11 pages) 42 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences