Antarctic Science: Global Concerns by Gotthilf Hempel

Antarctic Science: Global Concerns

EditorGotthilf Hempel

Paperback | May 20, 1994

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Public awareness of the importance of Antarctic research, particularly in relation to global problems, has increased. The book spans a broad spectrum of Antarctic science from the "ozone hole" to microbiology to the sea ice. The main focus is on the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the world climate system, e.g. the formation of sea ice and its relevance to ocean circulation, the biological pump in relation to CO2 release. The past climate history is revealed by the analysis of ice cores and sediments. Studies of plate tectonics and fossil records reach further back in earth history. Key words in the biological chapters are krill and the rich Antarctic benthos. Finally, the potential conflict between conservationists, researchers and tourists is discussed.
Title:Antarctic Science: Global ConcernsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:299 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:299 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 20, 1994Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540575596

ISBN - 13:9783540575597

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"There is a deceptively comprehensive wealth of information contained between the covers which will be of interest to almost every polar researcher and to the science world in general." - Antarctic Science