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The Aral Sea Environment

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Aleksey N. Kosarev
  • Presents in a systematic description the knowledge accumulated on the physical oceanography, marine chemistry and biology, and pollution of the Aral Sea

  • Based on numerous observational data of the authors, on archival data of several Russian oceanographic institutions and on the broad scientific literature mainly published in Russian editions


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 7)

Also part of the Anthropogenic Compounds book sub series (volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 1-9
  3. Igor S. Zonn, Aleksey N. Kosarev
    Pages 11-23
  4. Alexander A. Svitoch
    Pages 25-44
  5. Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 45-63
  6. Galina V. Surkova
    Pages 83-100
  7. Alexander E. Asarin, Valentina I. Kravtsova, Vadim N. Mikhailov
    Pages 101-121
  8. Peter O. Zavialov
    Pages 123-145
  9. Anna I. Ginzburg, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Nickolay A. Sheremet, Valentina I. Kravtsova
    Pages 147-179
  10. Jean-François Crétaux, René Letolle, Alexei Kouraev
    Pages 181-193
  11. Alexei V. Kouraev, Jean-François Crétaux
    Pages 195-218
  12. Peter O. Zavialov, Anatoliy A. Ni
    Pages 219-233
  13. Philipp V. Sapozhnikov, Elena G. Arashkevich, Polina S. Ivanishcheva
    Pages 235-282
  14. Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 317-327
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book


Aral Sea Ocean environment environmental protection marine marine chemistry oceanography sea level water pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 1
  • Aleksey N. Kosarev
    • 2
  1. 1.P.P. Shirshov Inst. OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.Faculty of GeographyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityVorobjovy Gory, MoscowRussian Federation

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From the reviews:

“The evolution and present characteristics of physical oceanography, marine chemistry and marine biology of the Sea are extensively discussed. … useful to students and postgraduates specialising in the research of inland seas and lakes. … this monograph will help the readers … especially in relation to the present-day conditions of this extremely interesting and unique water body with a tragic history, to assess the alterations that have occurred over the last 50 years, and to establish new strategies for its conservation and recovery.” (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 91 (6), May, 2011)