J. A. D. Jensen

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J. A. D. Jensen

Jens Arnold Diderich Jensen (24 July 1849 in Flensburg – 24 November 1936 in Copenhagen) was a Danish naval officer and Arctic explorer.

Career[edit]

Jensen assisted the geological exploration along the Greenland west coast. He is particularly renowned for his explorations of the inland ice sheet. He led an expedition that discovered the nunataks now named J. A. D. Jensen Nunataks (J. A. D. Jensens Nunatakker) after him.[1] The geologist of the expedtition, A. Kornerup, collected no less than 27 species of Angiosperms on the nunataks.[2] Cape J.A.D. Jensen and the J.A.D. Jensen Fjord are also named after him.

In 1911, he changed his name to Jens Arnold Diderich Jensen Bildsøe.

Works[edit]

  • Indlandsisen, 1888.
  • Grundrids af Læren om Ebbe og Flod, 1899.
  • Lærebog i Navigation, I-II, 1903-04, 2nd edition 1914-19.
  • Kortfattet Navigationslære, 1908, 4th edition 1929.
  • Danske Søfartslove i Uddrag (1908, 3d edition 1927)
  • Nautisk Almanak, 1891.
  • Contribution to Meddelelser om Grønland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jensen, J. A. D. (1878). J.A.D. Jensens indberetning om den af ham ledede expedition i 1878 [Report on the J.A.D. Jensen Expedition 1878]. Meddelelser om Grønland (in Danish). 1. 
  2. ^ Lange, J.; Kornerup, A. (1879). "1. Bemærkninger om de af Cand. Kornerup i 1878 samlede planter paa vestkysten af Grønland (J. Lange), 2. Det organiske liv paa en af Nunatakkerne (A. Kornerup)" [1. Notes on plants collected in 1878 on the West coast of Greenland by Kornerup, 2. The organic life on one of the nunataks]. Meddelelser om Grønland (in Danish). 1 (4).