By Weather to Wineland

By C.A. Burland, published February 1950

Abstract

An examination of how the Vikings used their knowledge of the wind patterns and in particular the summer depressions to explore the Atlantic, with each search following a previous accidental discovery. Naddod and then Flokiā€™s reached Iceland, Gunbiorn and then Eric Red-head reached Greenland, Bjarne Herjulfsson and then Leif Eriksson reached America.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Atlantic
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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