By Johanna Laybourn-Parry,Jemma Wadham

The Antarctic continent includes the best variety of lake environments on the earth: freshwater and saline lakes, tidal freshwater epishelf lakes, lakes on ice cabinets and glacier surfaces, and over 300 subglacial lakes; awesome ecosystems which have been separated from the ambience for as much as thousands of years. This booklet offers a different and leading edge synthesis of Antarctic limnology, drawing jointly present wisdom on geomorphology,
morphometry, chemistry, neighborhood constitution and serve as. It emphasises in the course of the price of those near-pristine ecosystems as barometers of weather switch, exhibiting how responsive and weak they're to the oblique affects of anthropogenic activity.

Antarctic Lakes starts off with an advent to their actual, chemical, and organic features, supplying a foundation for figuring out the following distinctive chapters on diversified lake varieties, and ends with a bankruptcy contemplating the applying of recent applied sciences to polar limnology in addition to picking destiny learn instructions. This obtainable textual content is appropriate for either senior undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in Antarctic and polar limnology, and also will be of
broad curiosity to researchers operating within the parts of polar technology, microbial ecology (and extremophiles), climatology, glaciology, and astrobiology.

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