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The Aral Sea Environment

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  • Presents in a systematic description the knowledge accumulated on the physical oceanography, marine chemistry and biology, and pollution of the Aral Sea

  • Based on numerous observational data of the authors, on archival data of several Russian oceanographic institutions and on the broad scientific literature mainly published in Russian editions

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 7)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 1-9
  3. History of Investigation and Exploration of the Aral Sea

    • Igor S. Zonn, Aleksey N. Kosarev
    Pages 11-23
  4. Paleogeographical History of the Aral Sea

    • Alexander A. Svitoch
    Pages 25-44
  5. The Aral Sea Under Natural Conditions (Till 1960)

    • Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 45-63
  6. Regional Climate Variability

    • Galina V. Surkova
    Pages 83-100
  7. Amudarya and Syrdarya Rivers and Their Deltas

    • Alexander E. Asarin, Valentina I. Kravtsova, Vadim N. Mikhailov
    Pages 101-121
  8. Physical Oceanography of the Large Aral Sea

    • Peter O. Zavialov
    Pages 123-145
  9. Satellite Monitoring of the Aral Sea Region

    • Anna I. Ginzburg, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Nickolay A. Sheremet, Valentina I. Kravtsova
    Pages 147-179
  10. Aral Sea Level Variability

    • Jean-François Crétaux, René Letolle, Alexei Kouraev
    Pages 181-193
  11. Ice Conditions from Historical and Satellite Observations

    • Alexei V. Kouraev, Jean-François Crétaux
    Pages 195-218
  12. Chemistry of the Large Aral Sea

    • Peter O. Zavialov, Anatoliy A. Ni
    Pages 219-233
  13. Biodiversity

    • Philipp V. Sapozhnikov, Elena G. Arashkevich, Polina S. Ivanishcheva
    Pages 235-282
  14. Conclusions

    • Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 317-327
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 329-335

Keywords

  • Aral Sea
  • Ocean
  • environment
  • environmental protection
  • marine
  • marine chemistry
  • oceanography
  • sea level
  • water pollution
  • water quality and water pollution
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • ecotoxicology

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“The evolution and present characteristics of physical oceanography, marine chemistry and marine biology of the Sea are extensively discussed. … useful to students and postgraduates specialising in the research of inland seas and lakes. … this monograph will help the readers … especially in relation to the present-day conditions of this extremely interesting and unique water body with a tragic history, to assess the alterations that have occurred over the last 50 years, and to establish new strategies for its conservation and recovery.” (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 91 (6), May, 2011)

Editors and Affiliations

  • P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

    Andrey G. Kostianoy

  • Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobjovy Gory, Moscow, Russian Federation

    Aleksey N. Kosarev

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Softcover Book
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