In Asia the challenge to cope with climate change is brought to a region in the midst of dramatic economic development and social transformation. The chapter written by Hoogensen Gjørv et. Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Publications Key: Faculty · Undergraduate Students · Graduate Students 1. Reimer, Effects of local and distant contaminant sources: polychlorinated biphenyls and other organochlorines in bottom-dwelling animals from an Arctic estuary , Science of The Total Environment , 10. The first evidence on the adverse effects of organic pollutants on Arctic ecosystems was provided by international research initiatives more than 30 years ago.
It is presented in a highly readable manner that makes it accessible to well-informed members of the public. Foods function as a predicament of its own for the Greenlandic culture that it is necessary as well as risky to keep on eating kalaalimernit. This book contributes to this highly relevant, interdisciplinary environmental scientific endeavour. This book is intended for all readers interested in learning more about modern research on environmental pollutants in the Polar environments with a strong focus on Arctic environments. Together with population growth and urbanisation, Asian industrialization and growth are putting strong pressure on regional resources such as water resources that are already scarce in many regions. Johnson, On the spatial and temporal variations in atmospheric concentrations of hexachlorobenzene and hexachlorocyclohexane isomers at several locations in the province of Ontario, Canada , Atmospheric Environment.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 4329-4373, 2007. This e-book discusses the ecological and health impacts of aquaculture, the Alberta tar sands development, the Gulf Oil disaster of 2010, the hazards of inadequately safeguarding water supplies, and global warming, to name some of the important topics. The program was designed similar as the well-established Arctic program in Ny-Ålesund Svalbard, Arctic Norway. Organic pollutant cycling and fate is impacted by the presence of snow and ice, which can serve as a repository for deposited species and also as a chemical reaction medium. More than 15 of these concrete monitoring and management tools can immediately be incorporated into research and practice. Journal of Geophysical Research — Atmospheres, 117, D00R19, doi:10. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 111, 11043-11049, 2007.
Snow and ice not only provides temporary storage for particle associated and gaseous chemicals and a means by which they can be transported. The final chapter is a discussion about the various risk assessment frameworks and regulations covering the main pollutants. This book contributes to this highly relevant, interdisciplinary environmental scientific endeavour. Danish studies in the Arctic atmosphere were almost all carried out on Greenland. Economic losses caused by hydrological extremes — floods and droughts — have been on the rise. The chapters provide the reader with a good introduction to the subjects of contaminant bioaccumulation metabolism and toxicokinetics. The first evidence on the adverse effects of organic pollutants on Arctic ecosystems was provided by international research initiatives more than 30 years ago.
Hopefully, there will be a chance for a follow-up event in Siberia where researchers from the East and West can again meet and engage in fruitful scientific dialogue. It also plays a central role in some photochemical process that can transform organic pollutants. Unfortunately not all contributors submitted extended abstracts, however, to compensate two contributions have been added from 2 participants who were originally invited but were unable to attend. Divided into four main sections, it investigates: the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments global issues related to environmental change differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry. Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers Springer , invited contribution. This book is highly relevant for readers who would like to learn more than just the headline news. The aim of this article is to approach these complex interactions on the basis of Greenlandic foods, which is called kalaalimernit in Greenlandic.
The occurrence of pollutants of emerging concern in remote Polar environments is considered an essential criterion for prioritising this largely neglected type of contamination in national, international and global regulation schemes. Environmental Pollution, 159, 1076-1084, 2011. The impacts of pollution and climate change on Polar regions and the world as a whole will continue to be felt for many years to come. This book contributes to this highly relevant, interdisciplinary environmental scientific endeavour. The research on environmental security has particularly focussed on governance challenges in relation to global environmental challenge, increasingly climate change, and has contributed to the understanding of societal causes and effects of environmental change, and how societies can respond to the challenges. Molecular Insights on Dissolved Organic Matter Transformation by Supraglacial Microbial Communities.
This book is intended for all readers interested in learning more about modern research on environmental pollutants in the Polar environments with a strong focus on Arctic environments. The project aims at establishing a long-term Arctic-Antarctic network of monitoring stations for atmospheric monitoring of anthropogenic pollution. The defining factors and mechanisms of the principal atmospheric transport into the Polar Regions for a wide array of contaminants ranging from inorganic and organic contaminants, nutrients to aerosols and particulate matter, have been established and verified based on long—term monitoring data. The impacts of pollution and climate change on Polar regions and the world as a whole will continue to be felt for many years to come. This book summarizes some of this new knowledge.
For state susceptibility, it may be possible to build on existing quantitative indices of political capacity and the level of democracy. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it. Considering all data regarding climate change prediction, this topic may prove important issue for the future state of the Antarctic environment. An overview of snow photochemistry: evidence, mechanisms and impacts. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 1-35, 2013. Less is known about the role of snow and ice photochemistry in organic pollutant fate, but increasing recent evidence points to the potential importance of photochemical alteration of organic pollutants in sunlit snowpacks.
Enhanced aqueous photochemical reaction rates after freezing. Synthesis and spectroscopic properties of a series of novel 2-aryl-3-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-4H-1,3-benzothiazin-4-ones. Addressing many inadequately understood illnesses and conditions such as asthma, infertility and cancer, it will also be of interest to health professionals, environmental scientists and lawyers. At present, empirically derived monitoring data is the only way to evaluate the accuracy of the projections and results obtained from modern modeling tools that aim to describe future contamination scenarios in various regions of the world. Further chapters deal with modern monitoring and management methods that can lead to a significant knowledge shift and initiate sustainable soil and water resources use. Nonetheless, current primary sources of scientific information are used and referenced, making it easy for a reader to pursue a topic in greater depth if so desired. Sound science is, thus, vital in order to underpin actions that need to be taken at the global, regional and local levels.