History of Oceanography Cameron Jenkins Josh Doyle 1st period

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    Eratosthenes, Worlds circumfrence

    Eratosthenes, Worlds circumfrence
    By using observations of a well during a summer solstice he figured out the circumfrence of the world.
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    Pytheas

    Pytheas
    Pytheas worked out a way to determine latitudes and using astronomical measurments proposed that tides were influenced by the moon.
  • Jan 4, 982

    Eric the Red, Baffin Islands

    Eric the Red, Baffin Islands
    Sailed westward out of Greenland and discovered the Baffin Islands.
  • Dec 4, 995

    Eric's son discovers what is now called Newfoundland

    Eric's son discovers what is now called Newfoundland
    Eric's son Leif Erickson discovered what then was called Vineland which is now called Newfoundland.
  • Jan 4, 1200

    The climate cools preventing the Vikings from entering their new territories

    The climate cools  preventing the Vikings from entering their new territories
    Beginning in the 13th century the climate again began to cool and the North Atlantic began to clog with ice forcing the Viking colonies to not be able to move into the new territories they had found.
  • Jan 4, 1450

    Prince Henry "The Navigator"

    Prince Henry "The Navigator"
    Prince Henry established a Marine observatory to improve the Portugese sailing endeavers and conquered one of the greatest trades-problems getting around the tip of Africa.
  • Jan 4, 1486

    The cape of hope

    The cape of hope
    The cape of hope was finally rounded by Bartholomeu Diaz in 1486.
  • Jan 6, 1498

    Vasco Da Gama

    Vasco Da Gama
    Successful in finding the best spice route for Portuguese
  • Jan 6, 1500

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    Famous explorers who is credited in discovering America.
  • Jan 6, 1513

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Circumnavigated the globe through a passage called The Straight of Magellan
  • Benjamin Franklin, Gulf Stream

    Benjamin Franklin, Gulf Stream
    He mapped the Gulf Stream.
  • James Cook, Hawaiin Islands

    James Cook, Hawaiin Islands
    Cook discovered Hawaiin group and determined the outline of the worlds largest ocean. Cook was also the first person known to cross the Atlantic circle.
  • Charles Darwin, Natural Selection and the origin of the species

    Charles Darwin, Natural Selection and the origin of the species
    Published many famous papers including Natural Selection and the Origin of the Species
  • Matthew Fontaine Maury

    Matthew Fontaine Maury
    Made a system to help sailors avoid catstrophic weather issues, currents, and waves.
  • Challenger Expedition

    Challenger Expedition
    First large voyage with the purpose to find out more about ocean life and chemical, physicals properties of the ocean.