Understanding Present and Past Arctic Environments: An Integrated Approach from Climate Change Perspectives provides a fully comprehensive overview of the past, present and future outlook for this incredibly diverse and important region. Through a series of contributed chapters, the book explores changes to this environment that are attributed to the effects of climate change. The book explores the current effects climate change has had on Arctic environments and ecosystems, our current understanding of the effects climate change is having, the effects climate change is having on the atmospheric and ocean processes in this region.
The Arctic region is predicted to experience the earliest and most pronounced global warming response to human-induced climatic change, thus a better understanding is vital.
1. Climate changes over Arctic-Impacts and Assessment / Shabnam Choudhary and Neel Khare
2. India's scientific endeavours in the Arctic with particular reference to climate change: the past decade and future perspectives / K. P. Krishnan
3. Lakes and Fjords: potential indicators of climate change / Shabnam Choudhary, Neel Khare and G. N. Nayak
4. The changing climate and environment around Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, since the Last Glacial Maximum / Ratan Kar
5. Ocean circulation in Northern high latitude and its influence on Arctic climate through ages / Devesh Sinha
6. Teleconnection between Arctic climate and tropical Indian monsoon during the Holocene / Anil Gupta
7. Deciphering palaeoclimatic fluctuations through diamictite granulometry and geochemistry / Amit Dharwadkar
8. Reconstruction of Quaternary climate in Svalbard: CRN as proxy / Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik
9. Ultraviolet radiation protecting pigments in plants growing in the Arctic region / Jaswant Singh
10. Cyanobacterial diversity in the Arctic region: Past reflections and recent trends / Prashant Singh
11. Arctic biodiversity amidst looming climate apocalypse: Current status and way forward / Felix Bast
12. Mass balance and Spatio-temporal change in the area of Vestre Broggerbreen glacier, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic, between 1993-2018 / Ramanathan AL
13. Spatiotemporal variability of snowmelt onset across Svalbard inferred from scatterometer data (2000-2017) / Alvarinho J. Luis
14. Arctic sea ice variability and trends in the last four decades: Role of Ocean-atmospheric / Avinash kumar
15. Space weather phenomenon of polar ionosphere over the arctic region / A. K. Gwal
16. Optical properties of brown carbon (BrC) in aerosols and surface snow at Ny- Ålesund during the polar summer / Sayantan Sarkar
17. Signature of increase carbon monoxide during ozone depletion event at Himadri Indian Arctic station / B C. Arya
18. Spatial and Temporal variability of physical parameter around Ny-Ålesund region of Arctic / S M. Pednekar
19. Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic Region: The Future of Contestation and Cooperation / Dhanasree Jayaram
20. Glacial Mass Change Induced Earthquakes in the Himalayan Region of South Asia and its bearing to understand Arctic glaciers dynamics: Proxy of Climate Change / O.P. Mishra
Dr Neloy Khare is a scientific advisor to the Government of India at MoES. His research areas cover locations including the Antarctic, Arctic, and global oceans. He has 30 years of experience in palaeoclimate research. He completed his doctorate on tropical marine regions and Doctor of Science on Southern High latitude marine regions towards environmental/climatic implications. Dr Khare was granted honorary and adjunct professorships by several Indian universities. He has published 121 research articles in national and international scientific journals; edited 3 special issues of national scientific journals; edited a special issue of Polar Science, authored/edited many books, 130 Abstracts have been contributed to various seminars; 23 popular science articles. He has been awarded for his scientific contributions including the Rajiv Gandhi National Award – 2013. Dr Khare has sailed the Arctic Ocean as a part of “Science PUB” in 2008 and became the first Indian to sail the Arctic Ocean.