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作者 Anderson, John B
書名 Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula
出版項 Washington : American Geophysical Union, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9781118671672 (electronic bk.)
9780875907345
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (225 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Special Publications ; v.63
Special Publications
附註 Intro -- Title Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- A Different Look at Gateways: Drake Passage and Australia/Antarctica -- Exhumational History of the Margins of Drake Passage From Thermochronology and Sediment Provenance -- Seismic Stratigraphy of the Joinville Plateau: Implications for Regional Climate Evolution -- Age Assessment of Eocene-Pliocene Drill Cores Recovered During the SHALDRIL II Expedition, Antarctic Peninsula -- Magnetic Properties of Oligocene-Eocene Cores From SHALDRIL II, Antarctica -- History of an Evolving Ice Sheet as Recorded in SHALDRIL Cores From the Northwestern Weddell Sea, Antarctica -- Cenozoic Glacial History of the Northern Antarctic Peninsula: A Micromorphological Investigation of Quartz Sand Grains -- Last Remnants of Cenozoic Vegetation and Organic-Walled Phytoplankton in the Antarctic Peninsula's Icehouse World -- Vegetation and Organic-Walled Phytoplankton at the End of the Antarctic Greenhouse World: Latest Eocene Cooling Events -- AGU Category Index -- Index
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula presents the analysis of data collected during the SHALDRIL program, which sampled the most complete Cenozoic stratigraphic section in the Antarctic Peninsula. The stratigraphic intervals sampled fill major gaps in the existing stratigraphic record in the region, which is believed to have been the last place in Antarctica to become fully glaciated and, as such, the last refugium for plants and animals living on the continent. Providing previously unpublished results from studies aimed at improving our understanding of the changes in climate, glacial setting, and fauna and flora that took place over the past 30 million years, the volume highlights include discussions of marine seismic and drill core records documenting the initial growth and expansion of an ice sheet across the northernmost Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf in the northwestern Weddell Sea.  The book features: Detailed vegetation and phytoplankton evolution from greenhouse through icehouse conditions in Antarctica's last refugium Sand grain texture and micromorphology indicating ice sheet control of weathering style Exhumational history around the Drake Passage margins from thermochronology and sediment provenance Comprehensive review of the opening of the ocean passageway between Antarctica and South America and the associated regional tectonics. Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula will be of interest to geologists, climatologists, and glaciologists interested in climate and cryosphere evolution and those factors that regulate it
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Anderson, John B. Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula Washington : American Geophysical Union,c2011 9780875907345
主題 Climatic changes--Antarctica
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Alt Author Wellner, Julia S
Staff, American Geophysical Union
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