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Earth Surface Processes and Environmental Changes in East Asia

Records From Lake-catchment Systems

  • Kenji Kashiwaya
  • Ji Shen
  • Ju Yong Kim


  • Presents information about climate-hydrological changes in the Holocene and recent past through the study of several lake-catchment systems in East Asia (from Mongolia to Taiwan)

  • Illustrates how the lake-catchment system functions as a "proxy observatory" for past and present environmental monitoring

  • Provides some examples of present process understanding being used to handle past information from a lake-catchment system


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. K. Kashiwaya, T. Okimura, T. Itono, K. Ishikawa, T. Kusumoto
    Pages 1-24
  3. Keisuke Fukushi, Nagayoshi Katsuta, Robert G. Jenkins, Kosuke Matsubara, Bunta Takayama, Yukiya Tanaka et al.
    Pages 25-44
  4. Ju Yong Kim, Wook-Hyun Nahm, Dong-Yoon Yang, Sei-Sun Hong, Sang-Heon Yi, Han-Woo Choi et al.
    Pages 143-161
  5. Jong-Gwon Yum, Keiji Takemura, Kang-Min Yu, Wook-Hyun Nahm, Sei-Sun Hong, Dong-Yoon Yang et al.
    Pages 163-199
  6. Kazumi Ito, Toru Tamura, Noriko Hasebe, Toshio Nakamura, Shoji Arai, Manabu Ogata et al.
    Pages 221-238
  7. Noriko Hasebe, Taeko Itono, Kota Katsuki, Takuma Murakami, Shinya Ochiai, Nagayoshi Katsuta et al.
    Pages 239-255
  8. Shinya Ochiai, Seiya Nagao, Taeko Itono, Tomoyo Suzuki, Kenji Kashiwaya, Koyo Yonebayashi et al.
    Pages 257-268
  9. Shinya Ochiai, Jiun-Chuan Lin, Jian-Wei Lin, Chia-Hung Jen, Wen-Hu Chen, Kenji Kashiwaya
    Pages 287-305

About this book


This book examines relationships between climate-hydrological changes and other phenomena including land use and natural disasters during the Holocene and recent past. In particular, periods of rapid climatic shifts such as global warming and global cooling are examined through paleohydrological and other studies of various lake-catchment systems in East Asia, from Mongolia in the north to Taiwan in the south. A number of different research techniques are used in the work presented here, including sediment analysis and optically stimulated luminescence dating, and the reader learns how the lake-catchment system functions as a “proxy observatory” for past and present environmental monitoring. The lake catchments studied by the authors of this volume are under similar climatic conditions, i.e., under the East Asia monsoon, with some systematic difference in climatic factors. Both proxy and observation data are available for the surrounding countries’ provisions against natural disasters that are related to climate-hydrological events, and readers will see how present instrumental observation data can be connected to past proxy data (sediment information) in the system.


Climate Change and Hydrological Change East Asia Monsoon Lake-catchment System Millennia Environmental Information Proxy Observatory

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Kashiwaya
    • 1
  • Ji Shen
    • 2
  • Ju Yong Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Kanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Nanjing Institute of Geography and LimnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)DaejeonKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

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