24 January 1880|
Perchtoldsdorf, Niederösterreich, Austria
|Died||16 August 1925
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|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. Merz Peninsula is named after him.
- Hydrographische Untersuchungen im Golf von Triest, 1911
- Die Oberflächentemperatur der Gewässer, 1920
- Die atlantische Vertikalzirkulation, 1922-1933 (with Georg Wüst)
- Writings about exploration with the German research vessel Meteor, completed by Albert Josef Maria Defant
- "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
- Great People of Perchtoldsdorf Verified 2011-01-24.
- Overview of Lectures by Alfred Merz from the University of Leipzig (1906).
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