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Earth Paleoenvironments : Records Preserved in Mid- and Low-Latitude Glaciers - Cecil L. DeWayne

Earth Paleoenvironments

Records Preserved in Mid- and Low-Latitude Glaciers

By: Cecil L. DeWayne (Editor), Jaromy R. Green (Editor), Lonnie G. Thompson (Editor)

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Glaciers provide an unparalleled tool for studying global environmental change. This book is the first of its kind concentrating on the paleoenvironmental record archived in mid- and low-latitude glaciers. By concentrating mainly on the last 500 years of these records, we can now see that laws enacted to protect our environment in Europe and North America are providing positive results. Documenting global mid- and low-latitude paleoenvironmental records in glaciers, this volume forms a timely and essential complement to the wealth of literature on polar and Greenland ice sheet records.


This text is directed towards undergraduate and graduate university audiences and forms an ideal supplement in courses dealing with climate and global environmental change, glaciology, and natural resources management. It is also suitable in helping teach application of innovative analytical and interpretive methods and would be an excellent example of the rapidly emerging discipline of "Forensic Earth Science".

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This is the first book devoted entirely to records preserved in mid- and low-latitude glaciers ... . The collection of papers contained in this book represents some of the leading research and development in this field. It is presented in a readable book format of coherent chapters, with useful sidebar information widening the audience from simply those working in the field to students or researchers wishing to obtain background knowledge in the subject." (Elizabeth Ruth Thomas, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 36, 2006)

Introduction And Methods
High-Altitude, Mid and Low-Latitude Ice Core Records: Implications for our Future
Methods of Mid- and Low-Latitude Glacial Record Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation
The Climate And Environmental Change Record Over The Last 200 Years
The Influence of Post-Depositional Effects on Ice Core Studies: Examples from the Alps, Andes, and Altai
Event to Decadal-Scale Glaciochemical Variability on the Inilchek Glacier, Central Tien Shan
Climatic Interpretation of the Gradient in Glaciochemical Signals Across the Crest of the Himalaya
Reconstruction of European Air Pollution from Alpine Ice Cores
Glacier Research in Mainland Scandinavia
The Climate And Environmental Change Record Over The Last 200 - 500 Years
Four Centuries of Climatic Variation Across the Tibetan Plateau from Ice-Core Accumulation and d18O Records
Climatic Changes over the Last 400 Years Recorded in Ice Collected from the Guliya Ice Cap, Tibetan Plateau
Evidence of Abrupt Climate Change and the Development of an Historic Mercury Deposition Record Using Chronological Refinement of Ice Cores at Upper Fremont Glacier
Variations between d18O in Recently Deposited Snow and On-Site Air Temperature, Upper Fremont Glacier, Wyoming
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ISBN: 9781402021459
ISBN-10: 1402021453
Series: Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.29