Latest Alfred Wegener Stories
The end of the last ice age and the processes that led to the melting of the northern and southern ice sheets supply basic information on changes in our climate.
You can’t get any “higher”: on 22 August 2011 at exactly 9.42 a.m. the research icebreaker Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association reaches the North Pole.
The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6.
The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a meter per year on average.
The freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 percent since the 1990s.
Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.
Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.
Researchers from German Alfred Wegener Institute and KlimaCampus present forecasts on September minimum.
Elephant Seals send Scientific Data from the Antarctic to Bremerhaven via Satellite Transmitter.
Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute present first results of a new measurement method in Antarctica.
Alfred Lothar Wegener (November 1, 1880 "“ November 2, 1930) was a German scientist, geologist, and meteorologist. He is best known for establishing the theory of the continental drift. His 1915 theory of continental drift surmised that the continents were slowly floating around the Earth. Most of his basis was strictly circumstantial evidence, and further he was not able to exhibit a mechanism for continental drift, which resulted in an unaccepted hypothesis until the 1950s. At that...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.