Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados, Argentina

  • Juan Federico Ponce
  • Marilén Fernández

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 1-11
  3. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 13-23
  4. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 25-34
  5. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 35-43
  6. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 45-67
  7. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 69-74
  8. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 75-86
  9. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 87-104
  10. Juan Federico Ponce, Marilén Fernández
    Pages 117-128

About this book


This book is the result of ten years’ of scientific research carried out by the authors on Isla de los Estados. The research includes their doctoral thesis and many published scientific papers related to the island.

The book is divided into two principal parts. The first part covers different social and natural aspects of this remote island and includes chapters on the scientific and historical background, physiography with topographical and hydrographical descriptions, climate and oceanographic circulation, vegetation and geology (including stratigraphy, structural geology and geological history).

The second part comprises a reconstruction of the paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic and paleogeographic history of the island from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present, correlating with other paleoecological records from the southern part of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. This second part also includes a geomorphological chapter with a characterization of the principal erosive glacial landforms on Isla de los Estados constructed by means of morphometric analysis, inventories, maps, paleogeographic and glacial models, and a paleoecological chapter evaluating the palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimatic conditions that prevailed during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene times based on pollen and diatom analysis from three 14C-dated peat bogs and lakes. Finally, the book concludes with a review of the island’s archaeology and the relationship between the palaeoenvironmental history and human occupation of this island.


Archaeology Diatom Analysis Geomorphology Glaciation Holocene Isla de los Estados Palaeogeography Palynology Tierra del Fuego

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Federico Ponce
    • 1
  • Marilén Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasUshuaiaArgentina
  2. 2.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasUshuaiaArgentina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4362-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4363-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-589X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5903
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