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Main Title Impact of Climate Changes on Marine Environments [electronic resource] /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zielinski, Tymon.
Weslawski, Marcin.
Kulinski, Karol.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9783319142838
Subjects Geography. ; Oceanography. ; Climatic changes.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 148 p. 29 illus., 24 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Impact of breaking waves on sea salt production and local change of aerosol optical properties -- Annual changes of aerosol optical depth and Ångström exponent over Spitsbergen -- Sea spray aerosol fluxes in the near water boundary layer - review of recent achievements -- Acoustical and optical methods in Arctic zooplankton studies -- Submarine groundwater discharge to the Bay of Puck, southern Baltic Sea and its possible changes with regard to predicted climate changes -- Climate change influence on migration of contaminants in the Arctic marine environment -- The adaptations of the Foraminifera and Ostracoda to fresh water colonization -- Microbiological survey in two Arctic fjords: total bacterial number and biomass comparison of Hornsund and Kongsfjorden -- New methods in the reconstruction of Arctic marine palaeoenvironments. This book contributes to the current discussion on global environmental changes by discussing modifications in marine ecosystems related to global climate changes. In marine ecosystems, rising atmospheric CO2 and climate changes are associated with shifts in temperature, circulation, stratification, nutrient input, oxygen concentration and ocean acidification, which have significant biological effects on a regional and global scale. Knowing how these changes affect the distribution and abundance of plankton in the ocean currents is crucial to our understanding of how climate change impacts the marine environment. Ocean temperatures, weather and climatic changes greatly influence the amount and location of nutrients in the water column. If temperatures and currents change, the plankton production cycle may not coincide with the reproduction cycle of fish. The above changes are closely related to the changes in radiative forcing, which initiate feedback mechanisms like changes in surface temperature, circulation, and atmospheric chemistry.