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Climate Changes During the Holocene and Their Impact on Hydrological Systems

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

It is now widely accepted that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are causing higher global temperatures. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the effects of climate variability on hydrological and human systems in the Holocene (the last 10,000 years). The book concentrates on the regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea, western and central Europe, China, Japan, West and South Africa and southwestern U.S.A. It is intended for researchers and professionals in hydrology, climatology, geology and historical geography.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Climate changes in the Levant during the Late Quaternary; 2. Climate changes during the Holocene in Europe; 3. Climate changes during the Holocene in East Asia (China, Korea and Japan); 4. Climate changes during the Holocene in Africa; 5. Climate changes over Western USA and Mexico during the Holocene; 6. General conclusions; References.

Portrait

Arie S. Issar is Professor Emeritus at the J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Pressestimmen

'This monograph is a very interesting synthesis connecting the hydrological changes in the past with climatic variations and rising human impact.' Leszek Starkel, Hydrological Sciences Journal
EAN: 9780521607735
ISBN: 0521607736
Untertitel: 'International Hydrology'. Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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