Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences

From the Earth's Core to Outer Space

Editors: Haapala, Ilmari (Ed.)

  • Provides state-of-the-art information about changing geoscientific and environmental conditions, especially in northern Europe
  • The book, although written by specialists in geosciences, is easily readable by the educated communinty
  • The text is enlivened with numerous coloured and black-and-white pictures
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From the Earth's Core to Outer Space focuses on four themes: (1) Evolving Earth’s crust, (2) Changing Baltic Sea, (3) Climate Change, and (4) Planet Earth, third stone from Sun. The focus on these four topics provides both a state of the art review of earth science topics of particular importance to Scandinavia and the Baltic and also the global context in which a consideration of these topics must be made. It finishes by discussing our use of space born technologies for understanding these topics and places the Earth within the context of our neighbouring planets and their satellites.

The first theme includes papers on the structure, origin and evolution of the Earth’s crust and in particular the ore deposits in Fennoscandia, plate-tectonic drift of Fennoscandia (Baltica), and postglacial isostatic rebound of the crust. The second theme contains papers dealing with changes in the ice season of the Baltic Sea, inflow and stagnation in deep basins, biology of the Baltic Sea, and carbon dioxide balance in sea water. The third theme deals with origin and evolution of oxygen in atmosphere, postglacial climate change, effects of aerosols and greenhouse gases on climate, interplay between anthropogenic and natural factors in the current climate change, and Earth’s water resources. The fourth theme includes articles on Earth’s space environment, use of satellites in cartography and geodesy, information obtained by space probes on Mars and other planets and their moons, and possibilities to find life on them.

About the authors

Prof. Ilmari Haapala, Espo, Finland
email: ilmari.haapala@helsinki.fi

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Haapala, Ilmari (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Paleo-Mesoproterozoic Assemblages of Continents: Paleomagnetic Evidence for Near Equatorial Supercontinents

    Mertanen, S. (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Seismic Structure of Earth’s Crust in Finland

    Heikkinen, Pekka

    Pages 37-46

  • Evolution of the Bedrock of Finland: An Overview

    Lahtinen, Raimo

    Pages 47-59

  • Craton Mantle Formation and Structure of Eastern Finland Mantle: Evidence from Kimberlite-Derived Mantle Xenoliths, Xenocrysts and Diamonds

    O’Brien, Hugh (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From the Earth's Core to Outer Space
Editors
  • Ilmari Haapala
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Series Volume
137
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25550-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25550-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25549-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43665-9
Series ISSN
2193-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
Additional Information
Translation from Finnish
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