1st Edition

Climate Change and Geodynamics in Polar Regions

Edited By Neloy Khare Copyright 2023
    272 Pages 24 Color & 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    272 Pages 24 Color & 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Climate Change and Geodynamics in Polar Regions covers most of the scientific aspects of geoscientific investigation undertaken by Indian researchers in the polar regions: the Antarctic, Arctic, and Himalayan regions. A firm understanding of the cryosphere region's geological perspectives helps students and geoscientists evaluate important scientific queries in the field.

    This book will help readers understand how the cryosphere’s geoscientific evolution took place in the geological past, climate change throughout history, and how polar regions were affected by global warming. It also discusses how we might expect polar climate to change in the future. A firm understanding of the cryosphere region's geological perspectives helps students and geoscientists answer some of the most puzzling scientific queries and generate new ideas for future research in this field.




    List of contributors

    Chapter 1

    Geomorphology around Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden System, Svalbard

    Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik, Amrutha K. and Prabhu Prasad Dash

    Chapter 2

    Influence of Changing Climate on Mass Balance as a Part of Central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctic Ice Sheet
    Pradeep Kumar, Vikas Chandra, A. K. Swain, S. P. Shukla and A. Dharwadkar

    Chapter 3

    Antarctic Climate History and Its Relationship with Global Climate Changes: Evidence from Ice Core Records

    Ashutosh K Singh, Devesh K Sinha, Ankush Shrivastava, Vikram Pratap Singh, Kirtiranjan Mallick, and Tushar Kaushik

    Chapter 4

    Glacial Geomorphology around Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica

    Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik and Waseem Ahmad Baba

    Chapter 5

    Significance of Foraminiferal Studies from the Southern High Latitudes in Assessing Global Climate Change: An Overview

    S. K. Chaturvedi, R. Saraswat and Neloy Khare

    Chapter 6

    Tracking the Ionospheric Responses over Antarctica during the December 4, 2021 Total Solar Eclipse

    A.S. Sunil, K. K. Ajith, P.S. Sunil, and Dhanya Thomas

    Chapter 7

    Isotope Hydrochemistry of Lakes and Transient Ponds of East Antarctica with Varying Degree of Environmental condition

    T.R. Resmi, Girish Gopinath, P.S. Sunil, M. Praveenbabu, R. Rawat

    Chapter 8

    Limnological Assessment of Water Bodies of Extreme Antarctic Climatic Conditions

    Rajni Khare, Ashwani Wanganeo and Rajni Wanganeo

    Chapter 9

    Glacial Morpho-Sedimentology and Processes of Landscape Evolution in Gangotri Glacier Area, Garhwal Himalaya, India

    Anoop Kumar Singh, Dhirendra Kumar, Chetan Anand Dubey, Pawan Kumar Gautam, Balkrishan Vishawakarma, Dhruv Sen Singh


    Dr Neloy Khare, presently Adviser/Scientist ‘G’ to the Government of India at MoES has a very distinctive acumen not only in administration but also in quality science and research in his areas of expertise covering a large spectrum of geographically distinct locations like the Antarctic, Arctic, Southern Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean etc. Dr Khare has almost 30 years of experience in the field of paleoclimate research using paleobiology Palaeontology)/teaching/science management/administration/ coordination for scientific programmes (including Indian Polar Programme) etc. Having completed his doctorate (PhD) in tropical marine region and Doctor of Science (D.Sc) in Southern High latitude marine regions towards environmental/climatic implications using various proxies including foraminifera (micro-fossil), have made significant contributions in the field of Paleoclimatology of Southern high latitude regions (the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean) using Micropaleontology as a tool. These studies coupled with his paleoclimatic reconstructions from tropical regions helped understand causal linkages and teleconnections between the processes taking place in Southern high latitudes with that of climate variability occurring in tropical regions. Dr Khare has been conferred Honorary Professor and Adjunct Professor by many Indian Universities.

    The government of India and many professional bodies have bestowed him with many prestigious Awards for his humble scientific contributions to Past climate changes/Oceanography / Polar Science and Southern Oceanography. The most coveted award is the Rajiv Gandhi National Award -2013 conferred by the Honourable President of India Others include the ISCA YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD, BOYSCAST FELLOWSHIP, CIES FRENCH FELLOWSHIP, KRISHNAN GOLD MEDAL, BEST SCIENTIST AWARD, EMINENT SCIENTIST AWARD, ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture, IGU Fellowship, besides many. Dr Khare has made tremendous efforts to popularize ocean science and polar science across the country by way of delivering many Invited lectures, radio talks and publishing popular science articles.

    Dr Khare sailed in the Arctic Ocean as a part of "Science PUB" in 2008 during the International Polar Year campaign for scientific exploration and became the first Indian to sail in the Arctic Ocean.