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Glaciers and the Polar Environment

Edited by Masaki Kanao

National Institute of Polar Research


Danilo Godone

National Research Council

Niccolò Dematteis

National Research Council

Glaciers and Polar regions provide important clues to understanding the past and present status of the Earth system, as well as to predict future forms of our planet. In particular, Antarctica, composed of an ice-covered continent in its center and the surrounding Sothern Ocean, has been gradually investigated during the last half century by all kinds of scientific branches; bioscience, physical sciences, geoscience, oceanography, environmental studies, together with technological components. This book covers topics on the recent development of all kinds of scientific research on glaciers and Antarctica, in the context of currently on-going processes in the extreme environment in polar regions.

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Glaciers and the Polar EnvironmentEdited by Masaki Kanao

Published: February 24th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87447

ISBN: 978-1-83962-593-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-592-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-594-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

1623 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. Gas Hydrates in Antarctica

By Michela Giustiniani and Umberta Tinivella


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2. Geomorphological Insight of Some Ice Free Areas of Eastern Antarctica

By Rasik Ravindra, Badanal Siddaiah Mahesh and Rahul Mohan


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3. Kalman Filter Harmonic Bank for Vostok Ice Core Data Analysis and Climate Predictions

By Migdat Hodzic and Ivan Kennedy


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4. The Vegetation of the South Shetland Islands and the Climatic Change

By Jair Putzke and Antonio Batista Pereira


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5. Whales as Indicators of Historical and Current Changes in the Marine Ecosystem of the Indo-Pacific Sector of the Antarctic

By Yoshihiro Fujise and Luis A. Pastene


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6. Risks of Glaciers Lakes Outburst Flood along China Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Muhammad Saifullah, Shiyin Liu, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Zaman, Sarfraz Hashim and Sher Muhammad


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7. Close-Range Sensing of Alpine Glaciers

By Daniele Giordan, Niccolò Dematteis, Fabrizio Troilo, Valerio Segor and Danilo Godone


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8. Glacial Biodiversity: Lessons from Ground-dwelling and Aquatic Insects

By Mauro Gobbi and Valeria Lencioni


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9. Variations of Lys Glacier (Monte Rosa Massif, Italy) from the Little Ice Age to the Present from Historical and Remote Sensing Datasets

By Fugazza Davide, Senese Antonella, Azzoni Roberto Sergio, D’Agata Carlo, Cat Berro Daniele, Mercalli Luca, Ventura Fabiano, Smiraglia Claudio and Diolaiuti Guglielmina Adele


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