Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Adhémar, Joseph-Alphonse

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry

BornParis, France, February 1797

DiedParis, France, 1862

In 1842, French mathematician Joseph Adhémar proposed that changes in the Earth’s orbital elements could affect long-term climate, causing the “ice ages.”

Selected References

  1. Hilgen, Frederik J. (2009). “Astronomical Dating in the 19th Century.” Earth Science Reviews. 98: 65–80.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Imbrie, John and Katherine P. Imbrie (1979). Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery. Short Hills, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hockey
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  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA