Mountains: Witnesses of Global Changes

Mountains: Witnesses of Global Changes

Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: SHARE-Asia Project

1st Edition - July 9, 2007

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  • Editor: J.F. Shroder Jr.
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529909
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548746

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From an environmental point of view, mountains are particularly sensitive and important for monitoring the state of health of our planet. Only through distribution of meteoclimatic and atmospheric composition monitoring points in mountain regions, coupled with modelling simulations, will we be able to thoroughly analyze complex pollutant transport mechanisms and better understand imminent global changes. The Himalayan-Karakoram range. For its elevation and geographic location, represents one of the ideal places for studying long-range pollutant transport systems on a regional scale and for monitoring changes index by mechanisms that act on global scale through monsoon circulation.The Ev-K2-CNR committee with this book reached its objective of creating a unique opportunity for dialogue between major environmental scientists and experts, highlighting the close relationship between diverse themes with a common underlying thread: in-depth comprehension of the environmental phenomena which are determining the health of our planet.

Readership

environmental scientists, climate researchers, global changes researchers, atmospheric chemists, glaciologists, atmosphere modellers

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Opening Remarks. Inaugural session. 1. Atmospheric brown clouds. 2. EV-K2-CNR in project ABC. 3. Share-Asia scientific fields: Atmospheric physics and chemistry and global change.4. Share-Asia scientific fields: Environmental indicators of global changes. 5. Share-Asia partners: Commitments to high altitude environmental monitoring in Asia. 6. Final conclusions. Analytical index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: July 9, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529909
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548746

About the Series Editor

J.F. Shroder Jr.

J.F. Shroder Jr.
Dr. John (Jack) F. Shroder received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Union College in 1961; his masters in geology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1963, and his Ph.D. in geology at the University of Utah in 1967. He has been actively pursuing research on landforms and natural resources in the high mountain environments of the Rocky Mountains, the Afghanistan Hindu Kush, and the Karakoram Himalaya of Pakistan for over a half century. His teaching specialties have been primarily geomorphology, but also physical and historical geology and several other courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he was the founding professor of the Geology major. While there he was instrumental in founding the Center for Afghanistan Studies in 1972, and he was the lead geologist for the Bethsaida Archaeological Project in Israel in the 1990s. He taught geology as an NSF-, USAID, and Fulbright-sponsored professor at Kabul University in 1977-78, as well as a Fulbright award to Peshawar University in 1983-84. He has some 63 written or edited books to his credit and more than 200 professional papers, with emphases on landslides, glaciers, flooding, and mineral resources in Afghanistan. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received Distinguished Career awards from both the Mountain and the Geomorphology Specialty Groups of the Association of American Geographers. In the recent decade as an Emeritus Professor, he served as a Trustee of the Geological Society of America Foundation where he set up a research scholarship, the Shroder Mass Movement award for masters and doctoral candidates. For the past two decades, he has been the Editor-in-Chief for the Developments in Earth Surface Processes book series of Elsevier Publishing, as well as the 10-volumes of the Treatise on Geomorphology, and the Hazards, Risks, and Disasters book series, both in second editions. Recently, Dr. Shroder was ranked among the top 2 percent of researchers worldwide by the October study conducted by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Scholar, Center for Afghanistan Studies, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA

About the Editors

Renato Baudo

Gianni Tartari

Elisa Vuillermoz

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