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Geophysical Sciences

Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea

Authors: Zavialov, Peter O.

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Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea describes the background, present crisis state, and possible future of this peculiar inland water body from the physical oceanographic standpoint. Based on a wide range of material, a large part of which was published in Russian and has not been previously available to the international reader, the book first provides an historical overview of this unique system, which possesses both lake and sea properties.

Next, the current physical state of the lake is described, partly based on original field research and model experiments, along with the remote sensing data, model results and analyses extracted from recent literature. Next, book attempts to forecast the forthcoming state of the Aral Sea and identify plausible future scenarios. Finally, the book discusses the Aral Sea dessication viewd as a part of the global perspective.

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This is the first analysis this unique body of water founded on original research. Discussion opens with a historical overview of the Aral Sea, which possesses properties of both lake and sea. The text describes the previous chemical state of the sea and its biological systems prior the onset of dessication, assesses the environmental consequences of future shrinking, and uses data and modelling to predict the fate of the Aral Sea.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27234-2
DOI
10.1007/b138791
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22891-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06171-4
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 146
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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