Antarctic Science

Global Concerns

  • Gotthilf Hempel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Michael J. Rycroft
    Pages 31-44
  3. Peter Wadhams
    Pages 45-59
  4. Michael Spindler, Gerhard Dieckmann
    Pages 60-68
  5. Harvey J. Marchant
    Pages 95-109
  6. H. Jay Zwally
    Pages 126-143
  7. J. A. Crame
    Pages 188-214
  8. Franz Tessensohn
    Pages 215-228
  9. D. J. Lugg
    Pages 229-242
  10. W. E. Arntz, V. A. Gallardo
    Pages 243-277
  11. Gerd Hubold
    Pages 283-287

About this book


Public awareness of the importance of Antarctic research, particularly in relation to global problems, has increased. The book spans a broad spectrum of Antarctic science from the "ozone hole" to microbiology to the sea ice. The main focus is on the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the world climate system, e.g. the formation of sea ice and its relevance to ocean circulation, the biological pump in relation to CO2 release. The past climate history is revealed by the analysis of ice cores and sediments. Studies of plate tectonics and fossil records reach further back in earth history. Key words in the biological chapters are krill and the rich Antarctic benthos. Finally, the potential conflict between conservationists, researchers and tourists is discussed.


Klima Ocean Ozone depletion Scale Sea ice Southern Ocean antarctic biogeochemical cycles biology biosphere climate system ecosystem environment environmental protection plate tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gotthilf Hempel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PolarökologieKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57559-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78711-9
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