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Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments
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Amplified climate change and ecological sensitivity of polar and cold climate environments are key global environment issues. Understanding how projected climate change will alter surface environments in these regions is only possible when present day source-to-sink fluxes can be quantified. The book provides the first global synthesis and integrated analysis of environmental drivers and quantitative rates of solute and sedimentary fluxes in cold environments, and the likely impact of projected climate change. The focus on largely undisturbed cold environments allows ongoing climate change effects to be detected and, moreover, distinguished from anthropogenic impacts. A novel approach for co-ordinated and integrative process geomorphic research is introduced to enable better comparison between studies. This highly topical and multidisciplinary book, which includes case studies covering Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine environments, will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of geomorphology, sedimentology and global environmental change.

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'… the book provides a large amount of novel information. Ultimately, it is worthwhile to bring this information to international audiences, particularly considering that some of the papers report outstanding scientific advances, with the first global synthesis and integrated analysis of sediment and solute transport in Greenland, Antarctica and the Himalaya. This book could provide great supplementary reading for hydrology science course at university level and will certainly be of special interest to experts and professionals.'

Sergey Chalov Source: Polar Record

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