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Cryopedology

  • James G. Bockheim

Part of the Progress in Soil Science book series (PROSOIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  16. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This is the first book solely devoted to Cryopedology, the study of soils of cold regions. The analysis treats Cryosols as a three-part system (active layer, transition layer, permafrost). The book considers soil-forming factors, cryogenic processes, and classification and distribution of Cryosols. Cryosols of the Arctic, Antarctica, and the high mountains are considered in detail. The chapters address cryosols and earth-system science, cryosols in a changing climate, cryosols databases and their use, and management of cryosols. The book is rich in color photographs and highlights the author’s 43 field trips to Antarctica, the Arctic, and alpine areas.

Keywords

Antarctic Soils Arctic Soils Cryosols Permafrost Book Soil Forming Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • James G. Bockheim
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  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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