Greenhouse Effect, Sea Level and Drought

  • Roland Paepe
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Saskia Jelgersma

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 325)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Greenhouse Effects

  3. Sea Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Rhodes W. Fairbridge, Saskia Jelgersma
      Pages 117-143
  4. Drought and Water Deficiency

  5. Management, Techniques and Case Studies

  6. Management, Techniques and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. H. Faure, L. Faure-Denard, R. W. Fairbridge
      Pages 459-462
  7. Management, Techniques and Case Studies

  8. Management, Techniques and Case Studies

  9. Panel Discussions, Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 641-641
    2. Roland Paepe, Rhodes W. Fairbridge, Saskia Jelgersma
      Pages 643-689

About this book


Shortly after the creation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels) in 1970, currently labelled as VUB, a Department of Quaternary Geology was installed within the Faculty of Science in 1974. At the beginning it dealt mainly with the study of periglacial loess deposits of the Pleistocene Glacial Period in Central Belgium and with coastal deposits in relation to sea level rise during the warm Holocene period covering the last 10,000 years, in which the dawn of civilization took place step by step. Today the same research teams widen their scope of interest: they are presently studying the loess plateau in the People's Republic of China and the world-wide problems associated with sea level rise, coastal erosion being one of the most devastating natural hazards. More and more emphasis is put on problems concerning environmental engineering and those dealing with global change. Since 1975 UNESCO sponsored a number of symposia of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), whose secretariat was located on the VUB Campus grounds from 1973 to 1982. In 1981 the Applied Geology Department ofthe Faculty of Applied Sciences was created. The NATO-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) , organized in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) in March 1989 was a climax of this series of Global Change gatherings. As Rector of the VUB, I am satisfied that the VUB, through its Earth Technology Institute, of both USA and Belgium could cooperate with NATO and the National Science Foundations in cosponsoring such an initiative.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Paepe
    • 1
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
    • 2
  • Saskia Jelgersma
    • 3
  1. 1.Earth Technology InstituteVrije Universiteit Brussel and Belgian Geological SurveyBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.GSFC Institute for Space StudiesNASANew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Geological Survey of the NetherlandsHaarlemThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6801-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0701-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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