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Antarctic Science

Global Concerns

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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.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)


"There is a deceptively comprehensive wealth of information contained between the covers which will be of interest to almost every polar researcher and to the science world in general." - Antarctic Science

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Polarökologie, Kiel, Germany

    Gotthilf Hempel

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Antarctic Science

  • Book Subtitle: Global Concerns

  • Editors: Gotthilf Hempel

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-57559-7Published: 20 May 1994

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-78711-9Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 287

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Ecology, Geography, general, Geoecology/Natural Processes, Nature Conservation, Oceanography, Geology

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