The Soils of Antarctica

  • James G. Bockheim

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. James G. Bockheim
    Pages 1-3
  3. James G. Bockheim
    Pages 5-20
  4. Elya P. Zazovskaya, Dmitriy G. Fedorov-Davydov, Tatyana V. Alekseeva, Maria I. Dergacheva
    Pages 21-44
  5. Andrey V. Dolgikh, Nikita S. Mergelov, Andrey A. Abramov, Alexey V. Lupachev, Sergey V. Goryachkin
    Pages 45-63
  6. Nikita S. Mergelov, Dmitry E. Konyushkov, Alexey V. Lupachev, Sergey V. Goryachkin
    Pages 65-86
  7. Hans-Peter Blume, Manfred Bölter
    Pages 87-105
  8. James G. Bockheim
    Pages 107-116
  9. James G. Bockheim, Malcolm McLeod
    Pages 117-148
  10. James G. Bockheim, Malcolm McLeod
    Pages 149-168
  11. James G. Bockheim, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer
    Pages 169-181
  12. Alexey V. Lupachev, Evgeniy V. Abakumov, Andrey A. Abramov, Sergey V. Goryachkin, David A. Gilichinsky
    Pages 183-203
  13. Nicholas Haus, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, James Bockheim, Thiago Torres C. Pereira
    Pages 205-225
  14. Felipe N. B. Simas, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, Roberto F.M. Michel, Marcio R. Francelino, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 227-273
  15. Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, Katia Karoline Delpupo Souza, Felipe N. B. Simas, Davi Gjorup, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 275-279
  16. T. A. O’Neill, J. Aislabie, M. R. Balks
    Pages 281-303
  17. James G. Bockheim
    Pages 305-314
  18. James G. Bockheim
    Pages 315-320
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 321-322

About this book


This book divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45,000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as “soils.”  Soils of Antarctica  is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.


Antarctic Soils Soil Classification Soil Formation Soil Geography Soil Maps

Editors and affiliations

  • James G. Bockheim
    • 1
  1. 1.Soil Science DepartmentUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05496-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05497-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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