Flashcards in History of Oceanography Deck (45)
When is migration throughout the Southwestern Pacific thought to have begun?
When did the Polynesians successfully reach the Hawaiian Islands?
Probably between 450 to 600 AD
Near the equator which direction to the stars appear to travel on a north to south axis?
East to west
Who began to catalog marine organisms?
Who in 270 to 190 BC calculated the Earth's circumference to be 40,250 km only 183 km off of the actual circumference?
Who created the first world atlas and established world boundaries?
Where did the Vikings reach in 871?
Where did Erik Thorvaldsen discover in 982?
Who created the 1769 Franklin-Folger chart of the Gulf Stream current?
When was the US Naval Hydrographic Office set up?
Lieutenant Matthew F. Maury produced the first what in 1847?
Wind and current charts of the North Atlantic
Who created the still generally accepted atoll formation theory?
Edward Forbes began a what around the British Isles and Mediterranean and Aegean Seas?
Systematic survey of Marine life
Who mistakenly theorized the environment below 550 m was without life?
Who tested theories on ocean current by freezing a vessel and floating with it?
When was NOAA formed?
When was the ten year International Decade of Ocean Exploration?
Who was the first European explorer to reach India?
Vasco De Gama
Where was Vasco de Gama from?
Who led the first expedition that successfully circumnavigated the globe?
Who was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope?
Who was the first European explorer to reach Central America?
Where was Columbus from? Who sponsored his exploration?
Genoa, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
What French explorer led 3 expeditions to Canada in search of the Northwest Passage?
Who was the first European to set foot in Florida?
Ponce de Leon
Who was a Portuguese Prince and patron of explorers.
Henry the Navigator
Who developed a recognizable map of the Mediterranean region in 450 BCE?
Who published the first chart of the Gulf Stream? What year?
Benjamin Franklin, 1770
Who discovered the shipwrecked Titanic, and in what year?
Dr. Robert Ballard, 1985