THE ARAL SEA

The Devastation and Partial Rehabilitation of a Great Lake

Philip Micklin, N. V. Aladin and Igor Plotnikov (Editors)

THE ARAL SEA: The Devastation and Partial Rehabilitation of a Great Lake

The book is structured into three core parts:


With thorough insight of the total environment cost, the final chapters of the book will provide lessons for the future. There are insightful case studies throughout.



Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    Philip Micklin

    PART I Background to the Aral Problem

  2. Introduction to the Aral Sea and Its Region
    Philip Micklin
  3. Biological Dynamics of the Aral Sea Before Its Modern Decline (1900-1960)
    Igor S. Plotnikov, Nikolay V. Aladin, Zaualkhan K. Ermakhanov, and Lyubov V. Zhakova
  4. Changes of the Aral Sea Level
    Sergey Krivinogov

    PART II Modern Recession of Aral

  5. Aral Sea Basin Water Resources and the Changing Aral Water Balance
    Philip Micklin
  6. The New Aquatic Biology of the Aral Sea
    Igor S. Plotnikov, Nikolay V. Aladin, Zaualkhan K. Ermakhanov, and Lyubov V. Zhakova
  7. The Present State of the South Aral Sea Area
    Polat Reimov and Dilorom Fayzieva
  8. Irrigation in the Aral Sea Basin
    Philip Micklin
  9. Challenges of Transboundary Water Resources Management in Central Asia
    Bakhtiyor Mukhammadiev
  10. Time Series Analysis of Satllite Remote Sensing Data for Monitoring Vegetation and Lansdscape Dynamics of the Dried Sea Bottom Adjacent to the Lower Amy Darya Delta
    Rainer A. Ressel and René R. Colditz
  11. Aral Sea Hydrology from Satellite Remote Sensing
    Jean-François Crétaux and Muriel Bergé-Nguyen
  12. Nature and Economy in the Aral Sea Basin
    Kristopher D. White
  13. An Expedition to the Northern Part of the Small Aral Sea (August 29 to September 16, 2011)
    Philip Micklin, Nikolay V. Aladin and Igor S. Plotnikov

    PART III Aral Future

  14. The Biological Future of the Aral Sea
    Igor S. Plotnikov and Nikolay V. Aladin
  15. Efforts to Revive the Aral Sea
    Philip Micklin
  16. The Siberian Water Transfer Schemes
    Philip Micklin
  17. Impact of Climate Change on the Aral Sea and its Basin
    Elena Lioubimtseva
  18. Summary and Conclusions
    Philip Micklin

Index


Extent: 453 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-3-642-02355-2



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