Earth Paleoenvironments: Records Preserved in Mid- and Low-Latitude Glaciers

  • L. DeWayne Cecil
  • Jaromy R. Green
  • Lonnie G. Thompson

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Introduction and Methods

  3. The Climate and Environmental Change Record over the Last 200 Years

    1. Karl J. Kreutz, Cameron P. Wake, Vladimir B. Aizen, L. DeWayne Cecil, Jaromy R. Green, Hans-Arno Synal
      Pages 61-79
    2. W. Brian Whalley
      Pages 121-143
  4. The Climate and Environmental Change Record Over the Last 200 – 500 Years

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-250

About this book


Glaciers provide an unparalleled tool for studying global environmental change. This book is the first of its kind concentrating on the paleoenvironmental record archived in mid- and low-latitude glaciers. By concentrating mainly on the last 500 years of these records, we can now see that laws enacted to protect our environment in Europe and North America are providing positive results. Documenting global mid- and low-latitude paleoenvironmental records in glaciers, this volume forms a timely and essential complement to the wealth of literature on polar and Greenland ice sheet records.

This text is directed towards undergraduate and graduate university audiences and forms an ideal supplement in courses dealing with climate and global environmental change, glaciology, and natural resources management. It is also suitable in helping teach application of innovative analytical and interpretive methods and would be an excellent example of the rapidly emerging discipline of "Forensic Earth Science".


Glaciology Paleoenvironment Scale See Snow geoscience temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • L. DeWayne Cecil
    • 1
  • Jaromy R. Green
    • 2
  • Lonnie G. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyIdaho FallsUSA
  2. 2.Garden City Community CollegeUSA
  3. 3.The Ohio State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2145-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2146-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
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