On Roald Amundsen’s scientific achievements
AuthorBlix, Arnoldus S
This paper describes the significant direct and indirect contributions to science made by the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen in the period 1897–1924. It documents that his expeditions through the North-west Passage (1903–06) with Gjøa, to the South Pole (1910–12) with Fram and through the North-east Passage (1918–1920) and the Chukchi and East Siberian seas (1921–25) with Maud yielded vast amounts of published scientific material on meteorology, terrestrial magnetism, geology, palaeontology, oceanography, ethnography, zoology and botany, which, though celebrated at the time, have since received scant recognition in more recent assessments of Amundsen's achievements.
Source: doi: 10.3402/polar.v35.31319
PublisherTaylor & Francis Open
CitationArnoldus Schytte Blix (2016) On Roald Amundsen's scientific achievements, Polar Research, 35:1, 31319, DOI: 10.3402/polar.v35.31319
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