Central and Eastern European Development Studies (CEEDES)

The Baltic Sea Basin

Editors: Harff, Jan, Björck, Svante, Hoth, Peer (Eds.)

  • First discussion between the international geological scientific community and the different stakeholders concerned with the densely populated Baltic Sea drainage basin and the exploitation of the Baltic Sea resources.

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About this book

This book reports about the results of a Special Symposium “The Baltic Sea Basin”, held on August 11, 2008, within the frame of the 33rd IGC at Oslo, Norway in order to foster the understanding of the Baltic Basin as a unit in terms of genesis, structure, ongoing processes and utilization. It is the first time that in a joint publication, scientists from different disciplines give a comprehensive overview about the Baltic Sea basin in such a general sense. The book will be used not only by students and scientist but also by engineers and decision makers from industry and politics.  Summarizing the state of the art in the investigation of the Baltic Sea Basin, but also in the resource utilisation of the basin the book will enhance the development of new monitoring strategies and technical device design including satellite observation methods, the establishment of international research laboratories, innovative topics for interdisciplinary research projects, etc.

About the authors

Jan Harff is a geologists and Professor emeritus for Marine Geology at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany. Currently, he serves as Humboldt Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Szczecin, Poland, and as adjunct Professor at two research institutes of the Academica sinica. He is a elected Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. His main fields of interest are marine geology, sedimentology, paleoceanography and  mathematical geology.

  

Svante Björck is Professor and head of Quaternary Sciences at the GeoBiosphere Science Centre in Lund. His main research interests concern paleoclimate and paleoenvironments, including sea levels, of the last 150.000 years. He is an elected member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, of the Royal Fysiographic Society. He was internationally evaluated 2006 by VR as ‘Outstanding Swedish Quaternary Geologist’, chosen as the “Geologist of the Year” (Årets Geolog) in 2006 by Sveriges Naturvetarförbund.

 

Peer Hoth is a geologist with a Ph.D. from the Technical University in Berlin. He works now since two years for the energy department of the German Ministry of  Economics and Technology. Before, he served as a research scientist for different research institutions mainly in the field of energy. His main field of interest are basin analysis, sedimentology, oil and gas exploration and geothermal energy.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Chapters in the book will be of interest not only for geologists but also for representatives of other disciplines (e.g. biology, ecology, oceanography) working in the Baltic Sea region and also in other areas. … The combination of good reviews and original studies with an interdisciplinary approach makes the book potentially useful for advanced students, especially from the Baltic Sea region, and marine geologists dealing with semi-enclosed seas elsewhere in the world will certainly find valuable information.” (Witold Szczucinski, Sedimentary Record, February, 2013)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Baltic Sea Basin: Introduction

    Harff, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Geological Evolution and Resources of the Baltic Sea Area from the Precambrian to the Quaternary

    Šliaupa, Saulius (et al.)

    Pages 13-51

  • Glacial Erosion/Sedimentation of the Baltic Region and the Effect on the Postglacial Uplift

    Amantov, Aleksey (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • The Development of the Baltic Sea Basin During the Last 130 ka

    Andrén, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

  • Late Quaternary Climate Variations Reflected in Baltic Sea Sediments

    Harff, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 99-132

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Baltic Sea Basin
Editors
  • Jan Harff
  • Svante Björck
  • Peer Hoth
Series Title
Central and Eastern European Development Studies (CEEDES)
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17220-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17220-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17219-9
Series ISSN
1614-032X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 449
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