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Transformation of the natural environment in Western Sorkapp Land (Spitsbergen) since the 1980s
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Transformation of the natural environment in Western Sorkapp Land (Spitsbergen) since the 1980s (Paperback)

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This revised edition describes the transformation of the environment and landscape of Western Sorkapp Land based on research data collected by Jagiellonian University scientific expeditions in the period 1980-1986 and in 2008. It also outlines potential directions of the transformation of Western Sorkapp Land.Western Sorkapp Land has been experiencing dramatic natural changes such as glacial recession, coastline retreat, emergence of new landforms and Quaternary deposits, as well as changes in the water drainage and network due to global warming. Western Sorkapp Land is a very remote and diverse region, which is representative of the European Arctic. The establishment of South Spitsbergen National Park has led to a regeneration of the local reindeer herd, which has caused overgrazing of the local tundra resulting in altered plant communities and soil erosion. They have also destroyed numerous bird nests. The transformation of Western Sorkapp Land is set to continue.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereGeomorphology or Geological surface processesScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topography Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 10/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9783319265728  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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