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By Johanna Laybourn-Parry,Jemma Wadham

The Antarctic continent consists of the best range of lake environments on this planet: freshwater and saline lakes, tidal freshwater epishelf lakes, lakes on ice cabinets and glacier surfaces, and over 300 subglacial lakes; notable ecosystems which have been separated from the ambience for as much as hundreds of thousands of years. This booklet offers a special and leading edge synthesis of Antarctic limnology, drawing jointly present wisdom on geomorphology,
morphometry, chemistry, neighborhood constitution and serve as. It emphasises through the worth of those near-pristine ecosystems as barometers of weather swap, exhibiting how responsive and weak they're to the oblique affects of anthropogenic activity.

Antarctic Lakes starts with an creation to their actual, chemical, and organic features, offering a foundation for figuring out the next targeted chapters on varied lake varieties, and ends with a bankruptcy contemplating the appliance of recent applied sciences to polar limnology in addition to selecting destiny learn instructions. This available textual content is acceptable for either senior undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in Antarctic and polar limnology, and also will be of
broad curiosity to researchers operating within the parts of polar technology, microbial ecology (and extremophiles), climatology, glaciology, and astrobiology.

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