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The Arctic - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128237359

The Arctic

1st Edition

A Barometer of Global Climate Variability

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Authors: Neloy Khare Rajni Khare
Paperback ISBN: 9780128237359
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 300
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The Arctic: A Barometer of Global Climate Variability provides a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of the Arctic region. Through thorough research, first-hand accounts and case studies, the book details international arctic research initiatives and native environments, including flora and fauna. Sections explore the impact of climate change, the effect of the Arctic on climate change, the environmental issues facing the region and how it is adapting. It is also a must-read source of information for polar scientists, applicable PhD students, early researchers, environmental scholars, and anyone searching for information on any aspect of the Arctic region.

Users will find a great resource that brings together all aspects of Arctic research into one concise book.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of numerous aspects of Arctic science, including polar light, Arctic resources and environment, climate change effects, the Arctic ocean, Arctic history and research initiatives, and environmental risks, among others
  • Explores the Arctic region from a comparative global perspective, likening it to other regions and detailing the Artic environment
  • Uses computer modeling to investigate the effect of climate change on the Artic and the Arctic’s effect on global climate change


Upper-level and postgraduate students, as well as academics and early-career researchers in climate science, environmental science, polar science and atmospheric research

Table of Contents

  1. The Arctic - Importance and physical structure
    2. Polar Lights and Midnight Sun
    3. Arctic Explorations
    4. Living Resources
    5. Non-living Resources
    6. The Arctic: Ocean of the Future
    7. The societal living style of Natives
    8. Arctic Governance and International Arctic Research Initiatives
    9. Indian Arctic Exploration Programme
    10. Climatic Change and Arctic
    11. Environmental Risk from Exploitation of the Arctic
    12. Space Weather
    13. Militarization in the Arctic


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About the Authors

Neloy Khare

Dr. Neloy Khare is Scientific Adviser to the Government of India at MoES. His research areas cover locations including the Antarctic, Arctic, and global oceans. He has 30 years of experience in paleoclimate research. He completed his doctorate on tropical marine regions and Doctor of Science on Southern High latitude marine regions towards environmental/climatic implications. Dr. Khare was granted Honorary and Adjunct Professorships by several Indian Universities. He has published 121 research articles in National and International Scientific journals; edited 3 Special Issues of National Scientific Journals; edited a Special Issue of Polar Science, authored/edited many books, 130 Abstracts have been contributed to various seminars; 23 Popular Science Articles. He has been awarded Awards for his scientific contributions including the Rajiv Gandhi National Award – 2013. Dr. Khare has sailed the Arctic Ocean as a part of “Science PUB” in 2008 and became the first Indian to sail the Arctic Ocean.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences Government of India, New Delhi, India

Rajni Khare

Dr. Rajni Khare completed her Masters in Zoology at Gujarat University and her Ph.D in Limnology and Environmental Sciences at Barkattulah University Bhopal. Her research interests lie in understanding various water bodies for their physico-chemical and biological content and the anthropogenic impacts on them, including water bodies of extreme climatic conditions of the Antarctic. She has many international and national publications to her credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Barkattulah University Bhopal, India

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