Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism

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Barbara A. Maher, Roy Thompson
Cambridge University Press, 14 окт. 1999 г. - Всего страниц: 390
The Quaternary has been a period of major climatic and environmental oscillations, and our knowledge of these past variations is important for our understanding of the possible impact of human activity on the present-day environment. First published in 1999, Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism presents an account of the rich variety of uses of magnetic measurements in the environmental geosciences. Ten chapters by leading world authorities describe the highlights of environmental magnetic work during the last decade and identify directions for future research. Emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a more thorough understanding of the environmental processes involved. This volume will be of interest to research scientists from a wide range of disciplines working on Quaternary environments, including earth and environmental sciences, physical geology, geography and palaeoclimatology. It will also be valuable as a supplementary text for graduates and advanced undergraduates.

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Introduction i
R S Bradley Department of Geosciences University of Massachusetts Amherst
The North Atlantic as a Quaternary magnetic archive
the magnetic record of palaeoclimate
magnetic records of aeolian dust
Bacterial magnetite and the Quaternary record
Incidence and significance of magnetic iron sulphides
Holocene environmental change from magnetic proxies
Magnetic monitoring of air land and waterpollution
E Petrovsky Geophysical Unit Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Bocni
J F Stoltz Department of Biological Sciences Duquesne University Pittsburg
Environmental factors affecting geomagnetic field palaeo
highresolution dating in
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