This is the first comprehensive study of dead, dying and endangered lakes and seas all over the world. The book analyses the probable role of climatic and anthropic causes in past, present and future drastic bifurcations of lakes and seas on the basis of historical data, a vast amount of modern data obtained from extensive field surveys and remote sensing and extrapolations to the future with the help of sustainable development models and mitigation policies. The book will interest research workers specialized in the prospects of sustainable development and the causes, climatic or anthropic, of severe alterations of lakes and seas with drastic consequences for regional and worldwide water resources.
1. What do we know about dead, dying and endangered lakes and seas; A.G. Kostianoy, P.O. Zavialov. 2. Water management aspects of Amu Darya; J. Froebrich, O. Kayumov. 3. Morphological changes in the Aral Sea. Satellite imagery and water balance model; R. Ressl, Ph. Micklin. 4. Aral Sea basin evolution: geodynamic aspect; B. Nurtaev. 5. The Aral Sea crisis; Ph. Micklin. 6. Hydrobiology of the Aral Sea; N.V. Aladin, I.S. Plonitkov, R. Letolle. 7. Main features of the Caspian Sea hydrology; A.N. Kosarev, V.S. Tuzhikin, A.G. Kostianoy. 8. Hydrobiology of the Caspian Sea; N.V. Aladin, I.S. Plotnikov. 9. Environmental contamination of the Caspian Sea. An overview of recent findings; M.R. Sheikholesmani, S.de Mora, V. Vladymyrov. 10. 1000 years of environmental history of Lake Issyk-Kul; S. Giralt, S. Riera, S. Leroy, T. Buchaca, J. Klerkx, M.de Batist, C. Beck, V. Bobrov, J. Catalan, V. Gavshin, R. Julia, I. Kalugin, R. Kipfer, V. Lignier, S. Lombardi, V. Matychenkov, F. Peters, V. Podsetchine, V. Romanovsky, F. Shukonikov, N. Voltattorni. 11. The Dead Sea as a dying lake; I. Gavrieli, A. Oren. 12. The continual degradation of Lake Corangamite, Australia; B.V. Timms. 13. Lake Chad: a challenging environment; J. Lemoalle. 14. Genetic traces of environmental variations in ancient lakes; S.V. Semovski, E. Verheyen, D.Y. Sherbakov. 15. Hypoxia and the physics of the Louisiana Coastal Current; W.J. Wiseman, N.N. Rabalais, R.E. Turner, D. Justie. List of Participants. >
Series: NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 384
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.55