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Editors: Thomas J. Mulder
Book Description:
Antarctica is the planet's fifth largest continent. It contains the Earth's largest (of two) remaining ice sheets and is considered to be one of the most important scientific laboratories on Earth. Changes in the area and volume of the two polar ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are intricately linked to changes in global climate, and could result in sea-level changes that could severely affect the densely populated coastal regions on Earth. This book explores the global, environmental and economic issues facing Antarctica including topics such as: species diversity of Antarctic mysids; volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons in Antarctica; the levels and trends of organochlorine pesticides in Antarctica; volcanoes in the northern Antarctic Peninsula area, remote sensing of solar influence on Antarctic terrestrial climate by GPS observations and others.

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Table of Contents:

Species Diversity of Antarctic Mysids (Crustacea: Lophogastrida and Mysida);pp. 1-80
(Carlos San Vicente, Nou, Tarragona, Spain)

Remote Sensing of Solar Influence on Antarctic Terrestrial Climate by GPS Observations;pp. 81-141
(Wayan Suparta, Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)

Levels and Trends of Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) in Antarctica;pp. 143-164
(A. Cincinelli, R.M. Dickhut, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Fiorentino, Italy, and others)

Volatile Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Antarctica: A Typical Example of Environmental Global Contamination;pp. 165-192
(Lelio Zoccolillo, Luca Amendola, Susanna Insogna, Department of Chemistry, University of Rome, Italy)

Chemical Fingerprint of Bulk Tephra from Late Pleistocene /Holocene Volcanoes in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula Area;pp. 193-215
(S. Kraus, A. Kurbatov, Instituto Antártico Chileno, Punta Arenas, Chile, and others)

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Activities in the Exploration of Antarctica: Introduction to Antarctica (Including USGS Field Personnel: 1946-59;pp. 217-235
(Tony K. Meunier, Richard S. Williams, Jr., Jane Ferrigno, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey)

Coastal-Change and Glaciological Maps of Antarctica;pp. 237-240
(U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey)

Coastal-Change and Glaciological Map of the Larsen Ice Shelf Area, Antarctica: 1940-2005;pp. 241-279
(Jane G. Ferrigno, Alison J. Cook, Amy M. Mathie, Richard S. Williams, Jr., Charles Swithinbank, Kevin M. Foley, Adrian J. Fox, Janet W. Thomson, Jorn Sievers, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey)

Coastal-Change and Glaciological Map of the Northern Ross Ice Shelf Area, Antarctica: 1962-2004;pp. 281-300
(Jane G. Ferrigno, Kevin M. Foley, Charles Swithinbank, Richard S. Williams, Jr., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey)


      Arctic Region and Antarctica Issues and Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 307 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-014-5
   Status: AV
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