Dying and Dead Seas Climatic Versus Anthropic Causes

  • Jacques C. J. Nihoul
  • Peter O. Zavialov
  • Philip P. Micklin

Part of the NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Peter O. Zavialov, Sergey A. Lebedev
    Pages 1-48
  3. Jochen Froebrich, Odil Kayumov
    Pages 49-76
  4. Bakhtiar Nurtaev
    Pages 91-97
  5. Philip Micklin
    Pages 99-123
  6. N. V. Aladin, I. S. Plotnikov, R. Letolle
    Pages 125-157
  7. Aleksey N. Kosarev, Valentin S. Tuzhilkin, Andrey G. Kostianoy
    Pages 159-184
  8. N. V. Aladin, I. S. Plotnikov
    Pages 185-226
  9. Mohammad Reza Sheikholeslami, Vladimir Vladymyrov, Stephen de Mora
    Pages 227-251
  10. Santiago Giralt, Ramon Julià, Jean Klerkx, Santiago Riera, Suzanne Leroy, Teresa Buchaca et al.
    Pages 253-285
  11. Ittai Gavrieli, Aharon Oren
    Pages 287-305
  12. Jacques Lemoalle
    Pages 321-339
  13. Sergei V. Semovski, Dmitry Yu. Sherbakov, Erik Verheyen
    Pages 341-357
  14. Wm. J. Wiseman Jr., R. E. Turner, D. Justic, N. N. Rabalais
    Pages 359-372
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 373-384

About these proceedings


There are incentive indications that the growth of human population, the increasing use and abuse of natural resources combined with climate changes (probably due to anthropic pollution, to some extent) exert a considerable stress on closed (or semi-enclosed) seas and lakes. In many regions of the world, marine and lacustrine hydrosystems are (or have been) the object of severe or fatal alterations, from changes in regional hydrological regimes and/or modifications of the quantity or the quality of water resources associated with (natural or man-made) land reclamation, deterioration of geochemical balances (increased salinity, oxygen's depletion .. . ), mutations of ecosystems (eutrophication, dramatic decrease in biological diversity ... ) to geological disturbances and to the socio-economic perturbations which have been - or may be in the near future - the consequences of them. Seas and lakes are dying all over the world and some may be regarded as already dead and there is an urgent need to try to understand how this is happening and identify the causes of the observed mutations, weighing the relative effects of climatic evolution and anthropic interferences. This book is the outcome of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Liege in May 2003. The Workshop was organized at th the University of Liege as a follow on meeting to the 35 International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, dedicated in 2003 to Dying and Dead Seas. The book contains the synthesis of the lectures given by 16 main speakers during the ARW.


Coast environment hydrology remote sensing satellite water

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques C. J. Nihoul
    • 1
  • Peter O. Zavialov
    • 2
  • Philip P. Micklin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LiègeBelgium
  2. 2.P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1902-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0967-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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