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Sedimentation Processes in the White Sea

The White Sea Environment Part II

  • Alexander P. Lisitsyn
  • Liudmila L. Demina

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alexander P. Lisitsyn, Liudmila L. Demina
    Pages 1-11
  3. Marina D. Kravchishina, Alexander P. Lisitsyn, Alexey A. Klyuvitkin, Alexander N. Novigatsky, Nadezhda V. Politova, Vladimir P. Shevchenko
    Pages 13-48
  4. Alexander N. Novigatsky, Alexey A. Klyuvitkin, Alexander P. Lisitsyn
    Pages 49-66
  5. Aleksander E. Rybalko, Vitaliy A. Zhuravlyov, Lyudmila R. Semyonova, Mikhail Yu. Tokarev
    Pages 135-163
  6. Yury A. Fedorov, Asya E. Ovsepyan, Alina A. Zimovets, Vyacheslav A. Savitskiy, Alexander P. Lisitsyn, Vladimir P. Shevchenko et al.
    Pages 207-240
  7. Liudmila L. Demina, Dmitry F. Budko, Alexander N. Novigatsky, Tatiana N. Alexсeeva, Anastasia I. Kochenkova
    Pages 241-270
  8. Inna A. Nemirovskaya
    Pages 271-294
  9. Liudmila L. Demina, Alexander P. Lisitsyn
    Pages 295-305
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


This book presents a new perspective on the sedimentation processes in the White Sea, based on a multidisciplinary research study conducted between 2001 and 2016. It provides a comprehensive review and discusses the latest research findings on the ecosystem of this sub-arctic zone.

The topics addressed include suspended particulate matter as a main source and proxy of the sedimentation processes in the White Sea; vertical fluxes of dispersed sedimentary matter and absolute masses in the White Sea; and the development history and quaternary deposits of the modern White Sea basin. The authors closely examine the abundance and species composition of microalgae associations and the environmental conditions in the bottom sediments of the White Sea, namely, heavy metal accumulation and aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

The book ends contain a summary of the key conclusions and recommendations. Together with the companion volume Biogeochemistry of the Atmosphere, Ice and Water of the White Sea: The White Sea Environment Part I, it offers an essential source of information for postgraduate students, researchers, and stakeholders alike.


Suspended particulate matter Dispersed sedimentary matter Geochemistry Bottom sediment Mercury Heavy metals occurrence Palynomorphs

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander P. Lisitsyn
    • 1
  • Liudmila L. Demina
    • 2
  1. 1.Shirshov Inst. of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Inst. of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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