Name

Vagn Walfrid Ekman

Career

Science

Occupation 1

Oceanographer

Identifier

Sweden

Region

Europe

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Born

1874

Died

1954

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Swedish oceanographer who accounted for movement of ice bergs in directions off that of currents in terms of the balance between frictional effects in the ocean and the Coriolis force, which arises from planetary rotation.

Record ID: 381