Alfred Merz

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Alfred Merz
Alfred Merz.jpg
Born (1880-01-24)24 January 1880
Perchtoldsdorf, Niederösterreich, Austria
Died 16 August 1925(1925-08-16) (aged 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence  Germany
Nationality  Austria
Fields Geography, Oceanography
Institutions Institute of Marine Science, Berlin
Alma mater University of Vienna

Alfred Merz (24 January 1880 in Perchtoldsdorf, Niederösterreich – 16 August 1925 in Buenos Aires) was an Austrian geographer, oceanographer and director of the Institute of Marine Science in Berlin. He died of pneumonia in Buenos Aires while on an expedition to survey the South Atlantic and is buried in Perchtoldsdorf.[1][2] Merz Peninsula is named after him.

Literary works[edit]

  • Hydrographische Untersuchungen im Golf von Triest, 1911
  • Die Oberflächentemperatur der Gewässer, 1920
  • Die atlantische Vertikalzirkulation, 1922-1933 (with Georg Wüst)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geschichte der ersten Meteor" [History of the first Meteor]. www.bsh.de (in German). Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency). 10 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. shortend version from: Fritz Nieder, Willy Schroeder: Seevermessung - 25 Jahre im Deutschen Hydrographischen Institut (1945-1970), DHI, Hamburg 1971 
  2. ^ Great People of Perchtoldsdorf Verified 2011-01-24.

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