Cenozoic Plants and Climates of the Arctic

  • Michael C. Boulter
  • Helen C. Fisher
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. The Atmosphere, Tectonics and the Marine Realm

  4. Comparisons with other Evidence

  5. Palaeobotanical Evidence

    1. R. A. Spicer, K. S. Davies, A. B. Herman
      Pages 161-174
    2. O. D. Lavrenko, L. I. Fot’janova
      Pages 315-325
    3. J. Kovar-Eder, R. Givulescu, L. Hably, Z. Kvacek, D. Mihajlovic, J. Teslenko et al.
      Pages 347-369
  6. A Challenge and the Future

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 399-404

About these proceedings


Fifty million years ago, the Arctic Ocean was a warm sea, bounded by lush vegetation of the warm-temperate shores of Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Wind and storms were rare because Atlantic weather systems had not developed but, as today, polar day length added a hostile element to this otherwise tranquil climate.
With the aid of scientists from all the countries close to the Arctic Circle, this book describes the palaeontology, the statistical analysis of vegetational features, comparisons with atmospheric, marine, and geological features and some of the first models of plant migration developed from newly constructed databases.


Archaeobotanik Archaeobotany Arctic Arktis Environment Palaeontology Paläontologie Storm Umweltforschung vegetation wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael C. Boulter
    • 1
  • Helen C. Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Palaeobiology Research UnitUniversity of East LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79380-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79378-3
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