The Dutch geophysicist Felix Vening Meinesz is a familiar name in the history of plate tectonics, because of his discovery of the so-called Meinesz zone, a large-scale gravity anomaly in Indonesia. However, what is not familiar is how he himself viewed the theory of Wegener. This article traces how Vening Meinesz thought about Wegener's theory, how it related to his scientific work and how his view of it changed during his career. Vening Meinesz influenced how Dutch geologists thought about Wegener's theory.
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Vening Meinesz and the theory of Wegener
Earth Sciences History (2010) 29 (2): 213–231.
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Willemjan Barzilay; Vening Meinesz and the theory of Wegener. Earth Sciences History 1 December 2010; 29 (2): 213–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.17704/eshi.29.2.j767410043u34111
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