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Global Continental Palaeohydrology

K. J. Gregory (Editor), L. Starkel (Editor), V. R. Baker (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-95420-0
346 pages
December 1996
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Palaeohydrological research is a comparatively recent development. However, research undertaken has already demonstrated a significant multidisciplinary impact and shown how palaeohydrology can provide an important contribution to the study of global change. Although a considerable amount of exciting palaeohydrological research has been applied to particular areas, there has not previously been a systematic approach to research into the palaeohydrology of the Earth s surface. It was for this reason that a Commission was established by INQUA in 1991 on Global Continental Palaeohydrology. This volume provides the background to that exciting international research project and has been written to provide a basis for understanding the current state of research into the palaeohydrology of the land surface of the Earth. It therefore gives a summary of the work achieved to date and of the research investigations currently taking place, together with an indication of the way in which palaeohydrological research relates to other global research programmes.
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Partial table of contents:

THE BACKGROUND TO GLOBAL PALAEOHYDROLOGY.

Data for Palaeohydrology (E. Wohl & Y. Enzel).

Global Hydrology in Relation to Palaeohydrological Change (P. Waylen).

The Impact of Large Ice Sheets on Continental Palaeohydrology (J. Teller).

Vegetation and Lake-Level Change (A. Brown).

Human Activity and Palaeohydrology (K. Gregory).

PALAEOHYDROLOGY OF THE MAJOR ZONES OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE.

Mapping of Spatial Hydrological Changes (A. Georgiadi).

Palaeohydrology of the Temperate Zone (L. Starkel).

Palaeohydrology of Polar and Subpolar Regions over the Past 20000 Years (J. Maizels).

CONCLUSION.

A Database for Global Continental Palaeohydrology: Technology or Scientific Creativity?

(J. Branson, et al.).

A Programme for Research on Global Continental Palaeohydrology (K. Gregory).

Index.
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