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Constantin Dumbravа-Arctic explorer

Postby Anatol » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:42 pm

Dumbravа Constantin (born April 13, 1898, d. September 22, 1935, Cannes) was a naturalist, glaceologist and Romanian polar researcher. He is considered one of the most valuable Romanian naturalists. He graduated in France and Belgium, became a doctor of science and settled in New York, where he prepared his three expeditions: 1925, for four months, on the Greenland coast; 1927, with a total duration of 14 months; 1934, "when the balloon in which it collapsed collapsed in the frozen North Ocean, near Angmasalik in the Land of King Christian" The Romanian Expedition in Greenland (1927-1928), the largest island of the Earth (2 175 600 km2), discovered by Eric the Red in 986, took place under the auspices of the French Geography Society and the Belgian Royal Society of Geography, with funds provided by the Philadelphia Geography Society, the New York Exploration Club and the University of Michigan (USA). He proposed to make meteorological observations (cyclone and anticyclone movement, properties of sea and crest ice, sea water temperature, tides, marine currents), botanical, zoological, ethnographic, geomorphological, etc. То C. Dumbravă has joined Belgian engineer Freddy Bernard, a specialist in meteorology. He left Copenhagen on July 26, 1927 aboard the ship "Gertrude Rask." Bypassed Denmark, entered the waters of the North Sea, left behind Iceland and, ten days after leaving, crossing the Atlantic, arrived at Angmasalik. on the eastern coast of the island were not stopped even during the polar night. With the support of the natives, he managed to cross a large area in relation to the place where he had settled his camp and to be the guest of a number of 22 Eskimo settlements. even a crossing of the Antarctic to Holstensborg, where Professor HW Hobbs of the University of Michigan worked at the same time, and when he came back to Europe, he held conferences about his scientific expedition and, referring to her findings, the glaciologist said in summary: "Time For 12 months we have been collecting ethnographic collections, documents on the customs of the small Eskimos people, it is 3,500 m, we captured a fox and other animals, which we offered to the Antarctic Zoo in Antwerp, a seal fetus, which I preserved in formol, a white bear, a seal, whose body, I have also clad many human and mammal skulls and have gathered a large number of meteorological observations. "

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