Antarctic Marine Geology

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 1999 - History - 289 pages
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The fragile Antarctic environment consists of a closely linked system of the lithosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Changes in this system have influenced global climate, oceanography and sea level for most of Cenozoic time. The geological history of this region therefore provides a special record of important interactions among the various components of the Earth System. Antarctic Marine Geology is the first comprehensive single-authored book to introduce students and researchers to the geological history of the region and the unique processes that occur there. Research literature on the region is widely disseminated, and until now no single reference has existed that provides such a summary. The book is intended as a reference for all scientists working in Antarctica, and will also serve as a textbook for graduate courses in Antarctic marine geology.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
oceanographic setting
23
Continental Shelf Geomorphology
58
Sedimentology
89
CHAPTER 6
207
Bibliography
249
Index
287
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Page 274 - Mercer, JH, 1978. Glacial development and temperature trends in the Antarctic and in South America. In: van Zinderen Bakker, EM (Ed.), Antarctic Glacial History and World Paleoenvironments.

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Anderson holds the Ericsson Chair in Digital Communications at Lund University, Sweden.

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