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Dying and Dead Seas Climatic Versus Anthropic Causes : NATO Science Series IV - J. C. J. Nihoul

Dying and Dead Seas Climatic Versus Anthropic Causes

NATO Science Series IV

By: J. C. J. Nihoul (Editor), Peter O. Zavialov (Editor), Philip P. Micklin (Editor)

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Published: 29th February 2004
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There are incentive indications that the growth of human population, the increasing use and abuse of natural resources combined with climate changes (probably due to anthropic pollution, to some extent) exert a considerable stress on closed (or semi-enclosed) seas and lakes. In many regions of the world, marine and lacustrine hydrosystems are (or have been) the object of severe or fatal alterations, from changes in regional hydrological regimes and/or modifications of the quantity or the quality of water resources associated with (natural or man-made) land reclamation, deterioration of geochemical balances (increased salinity, oxygen's depletion .. . ), mutations of ecosystems (eutrophication, dramatic decrease in biological diversity ... ) to geological disturbances and to the socio-economic perturbations which have been - or may be in the near future - the consequences of them. Seas and lakes are dying all over the world and some may be regarded as already dead and there is an urgent need to try to understand how this is happening and identify the causes of the observed mutations, weighing the relative effects of climatic evolution and anthropic interferences. This book is the outcome of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Liege in May 2003. The Workshop was organized at th the University of Liege as a follow on meeting to the 35 International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, dedicated in 2003 to Dying and Dead Seas. The book contains the synthesis of the lectures given by 16 main speakers during the ARW.

Preface
What do we know about dead, dying and endangered lakes and seasp. 1
Water management aspects of Amu Daryap. 49
Morphological changes in the Aral Sea Satellite imagery and water balance modelp. 77
Aral Sea basin evolution: geodynamic aspectp. 91
The Aral Sea crisisp. 99
Hydrobiology of the Aral Seap. 125
Main features of the Caspian Sea hydrologyp. 159
Hydrobiology of the Caspian Seap. 185
Contamination of the Caspian Sea. An overview on recent findingsp. 227
100-year environmental history of Lake Issyk-Kulp. 253
The Dead Sea as a dying lakep. 287
The continued degradation of Lake Corangamite, Australiap. 307
Lake Chad: a changing environmentp. 321
Genetic traces of environmental variations in ancient lakesp. 341
Hypoxia and the physics of the Louisiana Coastal Currentp. 359
List of participantsp. 373
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ISBN: 9781402019012
ISBN-10: 1402019017
Series: NATO Science Series IV
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 1.61