Lake Issyk-Kul: Its Natural Environment (Google eBook)
J. Klerx, Beishen Imanackunov
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2002 - Philosophy - 286 pages
Lake Issyk-Kul is a closed lake located in the Tien Shan mountain belt of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. It is the world's fifth deepest lake (668 m) and the second largest high altitude lake in the world (1607 m above sea level). The lake is affected by several environmental threats of both anthropogenic and natural origin: decline of the lake level resulting in progressively increasing salinity, incomplete vertical water exchange, and risk of contamination by past and present industrial activity.
Although the lake has been intensively studied, the information is only available in unpublished reports or local scientific journals. This book presents for the first time to an international audience the main physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics of the lake, the fruits of many years of observations, complemented by recent results of international projects. Case studies of similar problems in other parts of the world are presented, together with ethical aspects of the environmental protection of the lake.
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CLIMATE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF WATER IN LAKE ISSYKKUL
WATER CHEMISTRY AND ECOLOGY OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
HYDROBIOLOGY OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
WATER LEVEL VARIATIONS AND WATER BALANCE OF LAKE ISSYK KUL
HYDROMINERAL RESOURCES OF THE ISSYKKUL REGION
GROUNDWATER IN THE ISSYK KUL BASIN
CURRENTS AND VERTICAL WATER EXCHANGE IN LAKE ISSVK KUL
USING TRANSIENT CONSERVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRACERS TO STUDY WATER EXCHANGE IN LAKE ISSYKKUL
CASE STUDIES IN OTHER REGIONS
HYDROCHEMISTRY OF LAKES OF TAJIKISTAN
ZOOBENTHOS AND ZOOPLANKTON OF THE NORTHERN ARAL SEA AND POSSIBLE WAYS OF THE SEA ECOSYSTEM REHABILITATION
EVALUATION OF THE DAMAGE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STATE OF THE NORTHERNWESTERN BLACK SEA SHELF ECOSYSTEMS
DOES BIOMANIPULATION WORK FOR WARMTEMPERATE LAKES? FIRST CASE STUDY IN AN EUTROPHIC TURKISH LAKE
THE CASE OF LAKE TANGANYIKA
RADON STUDIES FOR INVESTIGATION OF NUCLEAR WASTE DEPOSITS AND NATURAL EMISSIONS
SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
A LARGE HIGHALTITUDE TECTONIC LAKE
RECENT PALEOENVIRONMENTAL EVOLUTION OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
ACTIVE TECTONICS AND SEISMIC HAZARD OF THE ISSYKKUL BASIN IN THE KYRGYZ TIANSHAN
THE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK RESULTING FROM GOLD MINING
PHILOSOPHY OF ECOLOGICAL ETHICS EDUCATION CONSIDERING THE ISSYKKUL LAKE REMEDIATION MECHANISMS
ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AND LAKE ISSYKKUL
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
activity algae annual aquifer Aral Sea average basin-floor biomanipulation biomass Bishkek Black Sea carbonate catchment central charophyte chemical Cholpon-Ata climate components composition concentration cores decrease deposits depth Diptychus Djergalan drainage drainage basin earthquake eastern ecological ecosystem environment environmental estimated eutrophication evaporation fault Figure fish Frunze geological groundwater Holocene hydrological Ilim increase inflow input Issyk-Kul basin Issyk-Kul Lake Kalemie Kaschkarov Klerkx Kul basin Kul in Russian Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan Lake Issyk Lake Issyk-Kul lake level lake surface Lake Tanganyika lake water Leuciscus littoral zone macrophytes measurements mineral monohydrocalcite mountain natural northern open lake outflow oxygen period phaseolinus phytoplankton pollen precipitation profiles Quaternary radon region river runoff Rybachiy salinity samples sedimentary sediments seismic shallow shore slope Small Aral species stations stock variations Table Tamga tectonic thermal Tien Shan values vertical water balance water chemistry water exchange water level water temperature zoobenthos zooplankton
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