Lake Issyk-Kul: Its Natural Environment

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2002 - Philosophy - 286 pages
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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Although the lake has been intensively studied, the information is only available in unpublished reports or local scientific journals.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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Contents

CLIMATE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF WATER IN LAKE ISSYKKUL
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WATER CHEMISTRY AND ECOLOGY OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
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HYDROBIOLOGY OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
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WATER LEVEL VARIATIONS AND WATER BALANCE OF LAKE ISSYK KUL
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HYDROMINERAL RESOURCES OF THE ISSYKKUL REGION
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GROUNDWATER IN THE ISSYK KUL BASIN
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CURRENTS AND VERTICAL WATER EXCHANGE IN LAKE ISSVK KUL
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USING TRANSIENT CONSERVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRACERS TO STUDY WATER EXCHANGE IN LAKE ISSYKKUL
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CASE STUDIES IN OTHER REGIONS
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HYDROCHEMISTRY OF LAKES OF TAJIKISTAN
169
ZOOBENTHOS AND ZOOPLANKTON OF THE NORTHERN ARAL SEA AND POSSIBLE WAYS OF THE SEA ECOSYSTEM REHABILITATION
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EVALUATION OF THE DAMAGE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STATE OF THE NORTHERNWESTERN BLACK SEA SHELF ECOSYSTEMS
191
DOES BIOMANIPULATION WORK FOR WARMTEMPERATE LAKES? FIRST CASE STUDY IN AN EUTROPHIC TURKISH LAKE
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THE CASE OF LAKE TANGANYIKA
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RADON STUDIES FOR INVESTIGATION OF NUCLEAR WASTE DEPOSITS AND NATURAL EMISSIONS
245
SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
261

A LARGE HIGHALTITUDE TECTONIC LAKE
101
RECENT PALEOENVIRONMENTAL EVOLUTION OF LAKE ISSYKKUL
125
ACTIVE TECTONICS AND SEISMIC HAZARD OF THE ISSYKKUL BASIN IN THE KYRGYZ TIANSHAN
147
THE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK RESULTING FROM GOLD MINING
161
PHILOSOPHY OF ECOLOGICAL ETHICS EDUCATION CONSIDERING THE ISSYKKUL LAKE REMEDIATION MECHANISMS
263
ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AND LAKE ISSYKKUL
269
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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