Understanding Present and Past Arctic Environments

Understanding Present and Past Arctic Environments

An Integrated Approach from Climate Change Perspectives

1st Edition - August 20, 2021

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  • Editor: Neloy Khare
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230787

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Understanding Present and Past Arctic Environments: An Integrated Approach from Climate Change Perspectives provides a fully comprehensive overview of the past, present and future outlook for this incredibly diverse and important region. Through a series of contributed chapters, the book explores changes to this environment that are attributed to the effects of climate change. The book explores the current effects climate change has had on Arctic environments and ecosystems, our current understanding of the effects climate change is having, the effects climate change is having on the atmospheric and ocean processes in this region. The Arctic region is predicted to experience the earliest and most pronounced global warming response to human-induced climatic change, thus a better understanding is vital.

Key Features

  • Presents a thorough understanding of the Arctic, it’s past, present and future
  • Provides an integrated assessment of the Arctic climate system, recognizing that a true understanding of its functions lies in appreciating the interactions and linkages among its various components
  • Brings together many of the world's leading Arctic researchers to describe this diverse environment and its ecology


Atmospheric Scientists, Climate scientists, Ocean scientists at post graduate level and above. General environmental sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. Climate changes over Arctic-Impacts and Assessment
    Shabnam Choudhary and Neel Khare
    2. India's scientific endeavours in the Arctic with particular reference to climate change: the past decade and future perspectives
    K. P. Krishnan
    3. Lakes and Fjords: potential indicators of climate change
    Shabnam Choudhary, Neel Khare and G. N. Nayak
    4. The changing climate and environment around Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, since the Last Glacial Maximum
    Ratan Kar
    5. Ocean circulation in Northern high latitude and its influence on Arctic climate through ages
    Devesh Sinha
    6. Teleconnection between Arctic climate and tropical Indian monsoon during the Holocene
    Anil Gupta
    7. Deciphering palaeoclimatic fluctuations through diamictite granulometry and geochemistry,
    Amit Dharwadkar
    8. Reconstruction of Quaternary climate in Svalbard:CRN as proxy
    Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik
    9. Ultraviolet radiation protecting pigments in plants growing in the Arctic region
    Jaswant Singh
    10. Cyanobacterial diversity in the Arctic region: Past reflections and recent trends
    Prashant Singh
    11. Arctic biodiversity amidst looming climate apocalypse: Current status and way forward
    Felix Bast
    12. Mass balance and Spatio-temporal change in the area of Vestre Broggerbreen glacierNy-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic, between 1993-2018
    Ramanathan AL
    13. Spatiotemporal variability of snowmelt onset across Svalbard inferred from scatterometer data (2000-2017)
    Alvarinho J. Luis
    14. Arctic sea ice variability and trends in the last four decades: Role of Ocean-atmospheric
    Avinash kumar
    15. Space weather phenomenon of polar ionosphere over the arctic region
    A. K. Gwal
    16. Optical properties of brown carbon (BrC) in aerosols and surface snow at Ny- Ålesund during the polar summer
    Sayantan Sarkar
    17. Signature of increase carbon monoxide during ozone depletion event at Himadri Indian Arctic station
    B C. Arya
    18. Spatial and Temporal variability of physical parameter around Ny-Alesund region of Arctic
    S M. Pednekar
    19. Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic Region: The Future of Contestation and Cooperation
    Dhanasree Jayaram
    20. Glacial Mass Change Induced Earthquakes in the Himalayan Region of South Asia and its bearing to understand Arctic glaciers dynamics: Proxy of Climate Change
    O.P. Mishra

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230787

About the Editor

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

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