Date of Birth: 05/03/1886
Place of birth: Tsarskoye Selo (now Pushkin)
The first field research conducted (1910 - 1912) with A. Pavlov in Lovozero and Hibnnskoy tundra. I opened a number of lakes and described the life of the local population. In 1912 - 1914 participated in the expedition of Georgy Sedov. He collected valuable material on meteorology, oceanography, reo- physics Polar Basin. During wintering (one on the New Earth, the second in the world of Franz Joseph) made a topographic survey cal coast of acute moats and explored inland northern part of Novaya Zemlya. After the October revolu- lution devoted himself entirely to the solution of theoretical and practical issues related to the OC Military Arctic. He participated in expeditions on icebreakers (1921 - 1922) and `)`: ~. (1924, 1928, 1931). Studied Kar - " `) x (1930)
The collected material on these expeditions, meteorology, hydrology, glaciology served as the basis for solving a number of problems associated with the development of the Arctic.
It proves the existence of a close link between the general circulation of the atmosphere and the state of the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.
For the first time (since 1928) gave a scientifically based forecasts of ice cover of the Barents, the sea, and then the other Arctic basins.
He developed a method of ice forecasts. Based on the study of ocean currents trends in the Barents Sea in 1924 he predicted the existence of the island in the Kara Sea, which was opened in 1930 and named after him. Member of the US National Geographic about the Islands and the Norwegian Geographical Society.
State Prize of the USSR (1946). Grand Gold Medal of the Society of Geography of the USSR.
Wiese also called the name of the glacier, the cape and the bay on about. New Earth.