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Author Schmieder, Robert William, author

Title Heard Island : two centuries of change, and more coming / Robert William Schmieder
Published Cham : Springer, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 882 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Part1. Two centuries of change -- Section1. Island -- Chapter1. Description -- Chapter2. Images -- Chapter3. Maps -- Section2. History -- Chapter4. Events -- Chapter5. Facilities -- Chapter6. Debris -- Part2. Rocks -- Section3. Provinces -- Chapter7. Atlas Cove -- Chapter8. Laurens Peninsula -- Chapter9. The Spit -- Section4. Volcano -- Chapter10. Big Ben -- Chapter11. Mawson Peak -- Chapter12. Volcanic features -- Section5. Lithics -- Chapter13. Outcroppings -- Chapter14. Till -- Chapter15. Sediment -- Part3. Water -- Section6. Glaciers -- Chapter16. Stephenson Glacier -- Chapter17. AU1141 Glacier -- Chapter18. Glacial features -- Section7. Streams -- Chapter19. Inland streams -- Chapter20. Tidewater streams -- Section8. Lakes -- Chapter21. Stephenson Lagoon -- Chapter22. Large lakes -- Chapter23. Small lakes -- Part4. Ecosystem -- Section9. Biota -- Chapter24. Plants -- Chapter25. Invertebrates -- Chapter26. Birds -- Chapter27. Mammals -- Section10. Environment -- Chapter28. Ocean -- Chapter29. Atmosphere -- Chapter30. Sky -- Part5. More Coming -- Section11. Dynamics -- Chapter31. Populations -- Chapter32. Systems -- Chapter33. EcoSimulation -- Section12. The Future -- Chapter34. Research -- Chapter35. Resources -- Chapter36. The Future of Heard Island
Summary This highly illustrated volume is a compendium of evidence and examples of change on Heard Island, a World Heritage Site near Antarctica and one of the most remote places on earth. Drawing on records from the past two centuries, as well as his own expeditions to the island in 1997 and 2016, the author provides visual evidence for the changes wrought by climate change, erosion, and environmental policy. Various phenomena not previously observed on Heard Island are documented, such as fluid dynamic instabilities and the destruction of the seawalls of a major lagoon. Based on the past, the author makes predictions about Heard Island for specific years in the future: 2031 (decade), 2051 (tricade), 2121 (century), 3021 (millennium), and 1,002,021 (millionium). The book serves as an important link between the past and future of Heard Island
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Discoveries in geography
Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands) -- Discovery and exploration
Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands) -- History
Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands) -- Forecasting
Heard and McDonald Islands -- Heard Island
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783031203435