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Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya - Contributions Toward Future Earth Initiatives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016) Loot Price: R2,366
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Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya - Contributions Toward Future Earth Initiatives...

Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya - Contributions Toward Future Earth Initiatives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)

R.B. Singh, Udo Schickhoff, Suraj Mal

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This book provides information essential for anyone interested in climate and environmental change of the Himalayan region, including land and resource managers, environmental planners, conservationists, environmentalists, geographers, climatologists, ecologists, and students. The book is unique in its coverage of the current understanding of the science of climate change in the Himalayan mountain system and of the major impacts on physical systems and ecosystems. The book gives an overview of the physical science basis of climate change and explains drivers and processes of glacier and vegetation dynamics. The book covers relevant aspects of accelerated climate change observed in the Himalayan mountain system, and highlights the regional differentiation of climatic changes and associated environmental modifications. The focus is on climate variability and change, and how physical systems and ecosystems respond to climate change impacts. Consequences include impacts on physical systems such as glacier shrinkage, glacial lake outburst floods, altered hydrological characteristics, permafrost warming and thawing, and mass movements on slopes. Climate change is also a powerful stressor on ecosystems and induces range shifts of plant and animal species and alterations in terms of phenology, biomass, plant cover, plant group dominance and species composition. Thus, ecosystem structure and functioning will be strongly affected. The book has an introductory chapter followed by a section on climate change, a section on impacts on glaciers and hydrology, and a section on vegetation dynamics. Each section has several chapters presenting key concepts, major drivers and key processes of environmental change in the Himalayan region from different perspectives. Climate change impacts in the Himalaya have not been studied in much detail, and respective findings were not presented so far in a comprehensive overview. This book summarizes the current knowledge of interactions between climate change and the dynamics of glaciers, hydrology, and vegetation.

General

Imprint: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin: Switzerland
Release date: June 2016
First published: 2016
Editors: R.B. Singh • Udo Schickhoff • Suraj Mal
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 399
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-28975-5
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Physical geography > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
LSN: 3-319-28975-6
Barcode: 9783319289755

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