Wegener Alfred Lothar

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 (vā′gə-nər), Alfred Lothar 1880-1930.
German geophysicist, meteorologist, and explorer who proposed the theory of continental drift. He posited the existence of the supercontinent Pangaea in his book The Origin of Continents and Oceans (1915).

We·ge·ner

(vā′gə-nər), Alfred Lothar 1880-1930.
German physicist, meteorologist, and explorer who introduced the theory of continental drift in 1915. His hypothesis was controversial and remained so until the 1960s, when new scientific understanding of the structure of the ocean floors provided evidence that his theory was correct. See more at plate tectonics.
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Bullen KE (1976) Wegener Alfred Lothar. En Dictionary of Scientific Biography 14: 214-217.