Dynamics and history of the Laptev Sea and its continental hinterland : a summary.

Thiede, Jörn, Timokhov, Leonid, Bauch, Henning A., Bolshiyanov, Dimitri Yu., Dmitrenko, Igor, Eicken, Hajo, Fahl, K., Gukov, A., Hölemann, Jens, Hubberten, Hans-Wolfgang, Juterzenka, Karen von, Kassens, Heidemarie, Melles, Martin, Petryashov, V., Pivovarov, S., Priamikov, Sergey, Rachold, Voker, Schmid, M., Siegert, Christine, Spindler, Michael and Stein, Rüdiger (1999) Dynamics and history of the Laptev Sea and its continental hinterland : a summary. In: Land-Ocean Systems in the Siberian Arctic : Dynamica and History. , ed. by Kassens, Heidemarie, Bauch, Henning A., Dmitrenko, Igor A. and Eicken, Hajo. Springer, Berlin (u.a.), pp. 693-711. ISBN 3-540-65676-6

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Abstract

Russian and German scientists have investigated the extreme environmental system in and around the Laptev Sea in the Siberian Arctic. For the first time a major comprehensive research program combining the efforts of several projects addressed both oceanic and terrestrial processes, and their consequences for marine and terrestrial biota, landscape evolution as well as land-ocean interactions. The primary scientific goal of the multidisciplinary program was to decipher past climate variations and their impact on contemporary environmental changes. Extensive studies of the atmosphere, sea ice, water column, and sea-floor on the Laptev Sea Shelf, as well as of the vegetation, soil development, carbon cycle, permafrost behaviour and lake hydrology, and sedimentationon Taymyr Peninsula and Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago were performed during the past years under a framework of joint research activities. They included land and marine expeditions during spring (melting), summer (ice free), and autumn (freezing) seasons. The close bilateral cooperation between many institutions in Russia and Germany succeeded in drawing a picture of important processes shaping the marine and terrestrial environment in northern Central Siberia in Late Quaternary time. The success of the projects, which ended in late 1997, resulted in the definition and establishment of a new major research effort which will concentrate on establishing a better understanding of the paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental record of the area. This is important because it allows to be able to judge rates and extremes of potential future environmental changes.

Document Type: Book chapter
Additional Information: Buch vorhanden in der GEOMAR-Bibliothek. - Book available in the GEOMAR Library
Keywords: Laptev Sea; Aquatic ecosystem; Marine ecosystem; Hinterland; Polar regions; Siberian Arctic; Geography; Oceanography; Envrironmental change
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Projects: System Laptev-See 2000
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 10:28
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/26644

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