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By Johanna Laybourn-Parry,Jemma Wadham

The Antarctic continent incorporates the best range 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; amazing ecosystems which have been separated from the ambience for as much as hundreds of thousands of years. This e-book presents a different and leading edge synthesis of Antarctic limnology, drawing jointly present wisdom on geomorphology,
morphometry, chemistry, group constitution and serve as. It emphasises through the worth of those near-pristine ecosystems as barometers of weather swap, displaying how responsive and susceptible they're to the oblique affects of anthropogenic activity.

Antarctic Lakes starts with an advent to their actual, chemical, and organic features, delivering a foundation for realizing the following targeted chapters on diverse lake varieties, and ends with a bankruptcy contemplating the appliance of latest applied sciences to polar limnology in addition to opting for destiny learn instructions. This available textual content is acceptable 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 technological know-how, microbial ecology (and extremophiles), climatology, glaciology, and astrobiology.

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