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Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea

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  • The first and therefore unique book on the dying Aral Sea, based on original research

  • Describes previous chemical state of the sea and its biological systems prior to desiccation onset

  • Describes possible environmental consequences of future shrinking of the Aral Sea

  • Predicts with data and modelling the future fate of the Aral Sea, including evaporation rates and salinity

Part of the book series: Springer Praxis Books (PRAXIS)

Part of the book sub series: Geophysical Sciences (GEOPHYS)

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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-27234-2
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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    Pages 1-4
  3. Concluding remarks

    Pages 129-131
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 133-154

About this book

Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea describes the background, present crisis state, and possible future of this peculiar inland water body from the physical oceanographic standpoint. Based on a wide range of material, a large part of which was published in Russian and has not been previously available to the international reader, the book first provides an historical overview of this unique system, which possesses both lake and sea properties.

Next, the current physical state of the lake is described, partly based on original field research and model experiments, along with the remote sensing data, model results and analyses extracted from recent literature. Next, book attempts to forecast the forthcoming state of the Aral Sea and identify plausible future scenarios. Finally, the book discusses the Aral Sea dessication viewd as a part of the global perspective.

Keywords

  • Historical hydrographic data
  • Large Aral Sea
  • Ocean
  • Oceanography
  • Sensing data
  • climate feedbacks
  • model forcast
  • ecotoxicology

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This is the first analysis this unique body of water founded on original research. Discussion opens with a historical overview of the Aral Sea, which possesses properties of both lake and sea. The text describes the previous chemical state of the sea and its biological systems prior the onset of dessication, assesses the environmental consequences of future shrinking, and uses data and modelling to predict the fate of the Aral Sea.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow, Russia

    Peter Zavialov

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-27234-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)