This book is about the regional distribution, composition, structures, thermophysical characteristics, and dynamics of temperature changes of submarine permafrost based on Eurasiatic shelf data. It discusses a proposed new hypothesis of complete isolation of the Arctic Ocean during the glaciations.
1. Introduction 2. History of Investigations 3. Submarine Permafrost Regional Distribution, Composition, and Structure 4. Thermal State and Regime: Environmental Data on Submarine Permafrost Development 5. Dynamics of the Arctic Shelves and Coastal Area Development During the Pleistocene 6. Arctic Shelf Exposure: Glacioisostasy, Block Tectonics, Coastal Uplift, and Permafrost Development 7. Types of Arctic Submarine Permafrost Zones 8. Conclusion