Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia is a crucial site for detecting long-term global changes, owing to its high sensitivity to climatic oscillation and its extraordinarily long history. Because lacustrine sediments have an advantage in providing high-resolution information, the sediments in Lake Baikal contain excellent continuous records of past conditions including paleoclimates, evolution, and specification of organisms. Based on the study by the Baikal Drilling Project, this book provides information on global climatic and environmental changes for as much as 12 million years. The book also includes discussions of comparatively short-term changes such as glacial and interglacial transitions that directly link to the present and future environment. Long Continental Records from Lake Baikal summarizes the latest knowledge on the paleoenvironment and provides a foundation for further studies in global environmental changes.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsLong-Term Climatic Changes and Solar Insolation.- Long-Term Late Cenozoic Global Environmental Changes Inferred from Lake Baikal Sediments.- Rift Basin History and Geological Environment.- Paleoclimate Records from the Lake Baikal Sediments and Lava Formations of the South Baikal Volcanic Area.- Geothermal Studies of Underwater Boreholes in Lake Baikal.- Geomorphological Development of the Tunka Depression in the Baikal Rift Zone in Siberia, Russia.- Late Cenozoic Paleoenvironmental Changes Inferred from Long Baikal Sediment Cores.- Paleoenvironmental Changes in the Eurasian Continental Interior during the Last 12 Million Years Derived from Organic Components in Sediment Cores (BDP-96 and BDP-98) from Lake Baikal.- Paleoenvironmental Changes during the Last 12 Million Years in the Eurasian Continental Interior Estimated by Chemical Elements in Sediment Cores (BDP-96 and BDP-98) from Lake Baikal.- Pliocene-Quaternary Vegetation and Climate History of the Lake Baikal Area, Eastern Siberia.- Vegetation Changes in the Baikal Region during the Late Miocene Based on Pollen Analysis of the BDP-98-2 Core.- Residual Photosynthetic Pigments in the Sediment of Lake Baikal as Indicators of Phytoplankton History.- Late Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Changes in the Lake Baikal Catchment.- Glacial/Interglacial Changes in the Carbon Cycle of Lake Baikal.- Lake Hovsgol in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene: On-Land Geological Evidence for a Change in Its Level.- Pollen Record from the Chivyrkui Bay Outcrop on the Eastern Shore of Lake Baikal since the Late Glacial.- Sedimentary Fe/Mn Layers in Lake Baikal as Evidence of Past and Present Limnological Conditions.- Dating Methods Applied to Baikal Sediments.- Paleomagnetism and Paleoenvironmental Magnetism Studied on BDP-98 Sedimentary Cores from Lake Baikal.- Exploratory Studies of Dating the Baikal Drilling Project Sediment Core (BDP-96) Using Cosmogenic 10Be: Observations and Implications of Higher 10Be Concentrations in Sediments Older than 2.7 Ma.- Evolution and Biodiversity.- Origin and Diversity of the Diatom Genus Eunotia in Lake Baikal: Some Preliminary Considerations.- Diatom Succession in Upper Miocene Sediments of Lake Baikal from the BDP-98 Drill Core.- Late Phocene Spongial Fauna in Lake Baikal (from Material from the Deep Drilling Core BDP-96-1).- Limnology in Lake Baikal and Lake Khubusgul.- A Conceptual Model of Sedimentation Processes for a Hydrogeomorphological Study in Lake Baikal.- Inorganic Characteristics of Surface Sediment from Lake Baikal: Natural Elemental Composition, Redox Condition, and Pb Contamination.- Suspended and Dissolved Forms of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus in Lakes Baikal and Hovsgol (Snow, Tributaries, Water, Sediments).- The Contribution of Eolian Material in the Composition of Suspended Matter in the Snow Cover of Ice from the Buguldeika Saddle and Academician Ridge in Lake Baikal.- Key-word Index.