On the Cooperation of Wladimir Köppen, Alfred Wegener and Milutin Milankovitch in Paleoclimate Research and the Revival of the Milankovitch Hypothesis

J. Thiede

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Abstract

Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940, originally from St. Petersburg), Alfred Wegener (1880–1930, originally from Berlin) and Milutin Milankovitch (1879– 1958, originally from Dalj/ then Austria-Hungary, today eastern Croatia) made very important contributions to paleoclimatology during the early years of the 20th century. Köppen described the global climate zonation, Wegener defined the continental drift during the Phanerozoic, using Köppen´s climate zonations applied to paleogeographic scenarios of the geological past, and Milankovitch introduced regularly changing orbital parameters as controls of past climatic changes providing a precise time scale for Glacials and Interglacials during the Quaternary. By combining their scientific efforts, they succeeded to change our understanding of Earth history in a fundamental way, each of them with their specific expertise and their wide scientific horizons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationГеология морей и океанов
Subtitle of host publicationМатериалы XXIII Международной научной конференции (Школы) по морской геологии
EditorsА.П. Лисицын, Н.В. Политова, В.П. Шевченко
Place of PublicationМ.
PublisherИнститут Океанологии РАН
Pages195
Number of pages2
VolumeII
ISBN (Print)9785990144965
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational School of Marine Geology, Shirshov Institute, Moscow Nov. 18-22, 2019 - Shirshov Institute, Moscow, Moscow
Duration: 18 Nov 201922 Nov 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational School of Marine Geology, Shirshov Institute, Moscow Nov. 18-22, 2019
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period18/11/1922/11/19

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    Thiede, J. (2019). On the Cooperation of Wladimir Köppen, Alfred Wegener and Milutin Milankovitch in Paleoclimate Research and the Revival of the Milankovitch Hypothesis. In А. П. Лисицын, Н. В. Политова, & В. П. Шевченко (Eds.), Геология морей и океанов: Материалы XXIII Международной научной конференции (Школы) по морской геологии (Vol. II, pp. 195). Институт Океанологии РАН.