Quaternary Climate Change over the Indian Subcontinent
Quaternary studies provide the essential context for evaluation of what is happening with the earth's climate today, and to clarify our vulnerability to hazardous natural processes. This book covers scientific aspects of past and present climatic changes of the quaternary period focused on the Indian subcontinent via response of modern environmental conditions on climate proxies, reconstruction of paleoclimate, paleomonsoon, glacial geology, climate variabilities using dendrochronology, cave deposits including quaternary tectonics and climate change over the Himalayan region. It consists of data generated from different landforms including lakes, caves, rivers, swamps, pits, and trenches using different proxies.
Aimed at researchers, graduate students, professionals in geology, geography and environmental sciences, micropaleontology, and Quaternary climate change, this book:
- Studies Quaternary climate using various proxies in varied environments on the Indian sub-continent
- Covers pertinent historical and environmental archives to understand the current climate scenario
- Discusses the impact of climate change on biotic and abiotic components
- Includes thorough review of paleoclimate change studies
- Devotes significant space to glacial geology and all glacial climate proxies