Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism

Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism

by Barbara A. Maher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521155592

ISBN-13: 9780521155595

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Quaternary has been a period of major climatic and environmental oscillations, and our knowledge of these past variations is important for our understanding of the possible impact of human activity on the present-day environment. Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism presents an up-to-date account of the rich variety of uses of magnetic measurements

Overview

The Quaternary has been a period of major climatic and environmental oscillations, and our knowledge of these past variations is important for our understanding of the possible impact of human activity on the present-day environment. Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism presents an up-to-date account of the rich variety of uses of magnetic measurements in the environmental geosciences. Ten chapters by leading world authorities describe the highlights of environmental magnetic work during the past decade and identify directions for future research. This comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage leads to a more thorough understanding of the environmental processes involved. This volume will be of interest to research scientists from a wide range of disciplines working on Quaternary environments, including earth and environmental sciences, physical geology, geography, and palaeoclimatology. It will also be valuable as a supplementary text for graduates and advanced undergraduates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521155595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Raymond S. Bradley and Friedrich Heller; 1. Introduction B. A. Maher, M. W. Hounslow and R. Thompson; 2. The North Atlantic as a Quaternary magnetic archive J. S. Stoner and J. T. Andrews; 3. Palaeomonsoons I: the magnetic record of palaeoclimate in the terrestrial loess and palaeosol sequences B. A. Maher and R. Thompson; 4. Palaeomonsoons II: magnetic records of aeolian dust in Quaternary sediments of the Indian Ocean B. A. Maher and M. W. Hounslow; 5. Bacterial magnetite and the Quarternary climate record P. Hesse and J. F. Stolz; 6. Incidence and significance of magnetic iron sulphides in Quaternary sediments and soils I. Snowball and M. Torii; 7. Holocene environmental change from magnetic proxies in lake sediments J. Dearing; 8. Magnetic monitoring of air, land and water pollution E. Petrovsky and B. B. Ellwood; 9. Environmental factors affecting geomagnetic field palaeointensity estimates from sediments S. P. Lund and M. Schwartz; 10. Magnetic cyclostratigraphy: high resolution dating in and beyond the Quaternary and analysis of periodic changes in diagenesis and sedimentary magnetism C. G. Langereis and M. J. Dekkers; Index.

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