Schott, Paul Gerhard

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Schott, Paul Gerhard


Born Aug. 15,1866, in Tschirma, Thuringia; died Jan. 15, 1961, in Hamburg. German oceanographer (Federal Republic of Germany).

Schott graduated from the University of Berlin in 1891. Beginning in 1921, he was a professor at the University of Hamburg. In 1891–92, Schott took part in scientific expeditions in India and East Asia. In 1898–99 he was a member of the German oceanographic expedition in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on the ship Valdivia. In 1902 he conducted research in the West Indies. Schott was a member of the expedition that circumnavigated the globe on the ship Meteor in 1929. He wrote the first monographs on the geography of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, which served as a foundation for the further study of the oceans.


Ozeanographie und maritime Meteorologie, vols. 1–2. Jena, 1902.
Geographic des Indischen und Stillen Ozeans. Hamburg, 1935.
Geographie des Atlantischen Ozeans, 3rd ed. Hamburg, 1942.
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