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Ice-based freshwater ecosystems

Ian Hawes, Clive Howard-Williams, and Andrew G. Fountain

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the physical, chemical, and biotic features of the main types of ice-based aquatic ecosystems. Dark-coloured sediments on and in ice enhance absorption of solar radiation, ... More


Marine benthos in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the marine benthos. Topics covered include the littoral zone, the shallow sublittoral zone, the benthos of deep waters, benthos under ice shelves, and seasonality and dynamics ... More


Ice surface environments

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Tranter Martyn, and Hodson Andrew J.

in The Ecology of Snow and Ice Environments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199583072
eISBN:
9780191774669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583072.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on ice shelves, supraglacial habitats (snow, supraglacial lakes, cryoconites holes), and other debris habitats including the ice margin. It discusses the nature of mat ... More


The Overflowing Ocean

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Summarizes the causes of sea-level rise; primarily these are warming and expansion in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean, and melting of the ice sheets. The ice sheets are the most difficult aspect ... More


Lakes and ponds on glaciers and ice shelves

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

in Antarctic Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Shallow lakes and ponds form on the surfaces of glaciers and ice shelves. Supraglacial lakes or cryolakes are poorly researched but interest in them is growing. This chapter outlines our current ... More


Changes During The Industrial Age

Eelco J. Rohling

in The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190910877
eISBN:
9780197559918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910877.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Most of the 1°C temperature change since the start of the industrial revolution has occurred in the last six decades (Figure 1.1). The warming is evident in all independently monitored timeseries ... More


Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence on Deltas

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

As I briefly mentioned in Chapter 3, the global mean sea level, as deduced from the accumulation of paleo-sea level, tide gauge, and satellite-altimeter data, rose by 0.19 m (range, 0.17–0.21 m) ... More


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