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Researcher featured on "Who Really Discovered America?"

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Gisela E Speidel, (808) 956-9252
Outreach Spec, International Pacific Research Center
Posted: Jun 23, 2010

Animations on the illuminated sphere show the travels of objects drifting in ocean currents.
Animations on the illuminated sphere show the travels of objects drifting in ocean currents.
A UH Mānoa researcher is featured in the History Channel program “Who Really Discovered America?” The program, which aired on June 22, features oceanographer Nikolai Maximenko of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology's International Pacific Research Center.
 
The documentary explores possible “discoveries” of the Americas before Christopher Columbus “staked his claim in 1492.”  Maximenko’s work on ocean circulation provides information about ocean currents and whether they could have helped those early seafaring voyagers.
 
The program will air again on Saturday, June 26, and Monday, June 28.
 
For information about the program, visit http://www.history.com/.
 
For information about the International Pacific Center, visit http://iprc.soest.Hawaiʻi.edu.