This book is dedicated to the study of the composition, structure and dynamics of the Artic sea ice ecosystem. It considers the permanent Artic sea ice cover as an integral steady-state ecological system. Detailed descriptions are given of time-scale characteristics, physical and chemical ice properties, and the species composition of sea-ice-bio data. The ecological mechanisms which govern the ecosystem on both the vertical and lateral scales are discussed, including the function of microcommunities during sea ice evolution.
The Arctic Ocean is a major component of the world's atmosphere ocean system and within this ocean, sea ice is the key dominant environmental feature. This 3 to 5-meter thick perenial sea ice cover affects the magnitude of both heat and matter fluxes from the atmosphere and supports a unique and tightly coupled biological community; the Artic sea ice ecosystem.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of Contents
Past and Recent Sea-Ice Environment
Characteristics of Artic Sea Ice as Biotope
Sea Ice Biocenoses
Functional Features of the Ecosystem