© 2001

The Northern North Atlantic

A Changing Environment

  • Priska Schäfer
  • Will Ritzrau
  • Michael Schlüter
  • Jörn Thiede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Priska Schäfer, Jörn Thiede, Sebastian Gerlach, Gerd Graf, Erwin Suess, Bernt Zeitzschel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Thomas T. Noji, Lisa A. Miller, Ingunn Skjelvan, Eva Falck, K. Yngve Børsheim, Francisco Rey et al.
    Pages 39-52
  4. Rolf Peinert, Avan Antia, Eduard Bauerfeind, Bodo V. Bodungen, Olaf Haupt, Marita Krumbholz et al.
    Pages 53-68
  5. Rolf Peinert, Eduard Bauerfeind, Rolf Gradinger, Olaf Haupt, Marita Krumbholz, Ilka Peeken et al.
    Pages 69-79
  6. Andrea Schröder-Ritzrau, Harald Andruleit, Stefan Jensen, Christian Samtleben, Priska Schäfer, Jens Matthiessen et al.
    Pages 81-104
  7. Jens Matthiessen, Karl-Heinz Baumann, Andrea Schröder-Ritzrau, Christian Hass, Harald Andruleit, Astrid Baumann et al.
    Pages 105-127
  8. Hermann Fohrmann, Jan O. Backhaus, Frank Blaume, Bernd J. Haupt, Jochen Kämpf, Klaus Michels et al.
    Pages 135-154
  9. Jan Rumohr, Frank Blaume, Helmut Erlenkeuser, Hermann Fohrmann, Franz-Josef Hollender, Jürgen Mienert et al.
    Pages 155-178
  10. Dieter Piepenburg, Angelika Brandt, Karen von Juterzenka, Michaela Mayer, Klaus Schnack, Dan Seiler et al.
    Pages 179-198
  11. Will Ritzrau, Gerhard Graf, Michael Schlüter
    Pages 199-206
  12. Will Ritzrau, Gerhard Graf, Annette Scheltz, Wolfgang Queisser
    Pages 207-224
  13. Michael Schlüter, Eberhard J. Sauter, Detlef Schulz-Bull, Wolfgang Balzer, Erwin Suess
    Pages 225-240
  14. Morten Hald
    Pages 281-290
  15. H. Christian Hass, Harald Andruleit, Astrid Baumann, Karl-Heinz Baumann, Alexander Kohly, Stefan Jensen et al.
    Pages 291-318
  16. Mara Weinelt, Wolfgang Kuhnt, Michael Sarnthein, Alexander Altenbach, Oran Costello, Helmut Erlenkeuser et al.
    Pages 319-352

About this book


The northern North Atlantic is one of the regions most sensitive to past and present global changes. This book integrates the results of an interdisciplinary project studying the properties of the Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas and the processes of pelagic and benthic particle formation, particle transport, and deposition in the deep-sea sediments. Ice-related and biogeochemical processes have been investigated to decipher the spatial and temporal variability of the production and fate of organic carbon in this region. Isotopic stratigraphy, microfossil assemblages and paleotemperatures are combined to reconstruct paleoceanographic conditions and to model past climatic changes in the Late Quaternary. The Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas can now be considered one of the best studied subbasins of the world`s oceans.


Atlantic Ocean Northern North Atlantic Nördlicher Nord-Atlantik Ocean Oceanography Partikelfluß Quartär Umweltvariabilität environmental varibiability late Quaternary particle flux plankton temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Priska Schäfer
    • 1
  • Will Ritzrau
    • 2
  • Michael Schlüter
    • 3
  • Jörn Thiede
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for GeosciencesUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.WalldorfGermany
  3. 3.Polar and Marine ResearchAlfred Wegener InstituteBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Northern North Atlantic
  • Book Subtitle A Changing Environment
  • Editors Priska Schäfer
    Will Ritzrau
    Michael Schlüter
    Jörn Thiede
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67231-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63136-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56876-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 500
  • Number of Illustrations 197 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oceanography
    Atmospheric Sciences
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From the reviews:

"This is a … information-packed book that gives a highly detailed picture of the latest research on the palaeoceanography of the Norwegian and Greenland seas and their modern role in ocean climate change. … There is a focus on the palaeoceanographic record as revealed by sediments, but many other areas are covered, including modern-day oceanography, sea ice, plankton, and benthos. … as a review of latest research results it is invaluable." (Peter Wadhams, Polar Record, Vol. 39 (3), 2003)

"The highlights of the German Science Foundation’s interdisciplinary research project SFB 313 … are presented in this volume … . the quality of this volume is high, the graphics are generally good and the standard set by the referees and editors commendable for an edited collection such as this. … whether you are looking for a multidisciplinary, regional synthesis or seeking specific data, I cannot think of a better starting-point or introduction to the northern North Atlantic, and strongly recommend this book." (William Austin, The Holocene, Vol. 13 (4), 2003)

"The twenty-five chapters in this impressive volume represent the summary of 14 years of research which was largely funded through the University of Kiel, Germany. … I feel that this volume represents a major and successful synthesis of northern North Atlantic sediment and paleoceanographic processes. Hence it is a book that I would strongly recommend for academic libraries that deal with the Earth Sciences and issues of Past Environments. It is a book that professionals will want to consult and read." (John T. Andrews, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 28, 2002)

"The interdisciplinary research project ‘Global environmental change: the northern North Atlantic’ (SFB 313) was a long-term scientific program at the University of Kiel, funded from 1985 to 1998 mainly by the German Science Foundation. … The main results of this program … are summarized in this book. … There is much to interest climatologists in this book, and it forms essential reading for research workers interested in the causes of climatic variations in western Europe, both now and in the past." (J. G. Lockwood, International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 22 (11), 2002)