Sedimentation History in the Arctic Ocean and Subarctic Seas reflects the results of the study of sedimentation history, paleoclimatology, and paleoceanography of the Arctic and Subarctic during the last 130 ka. The main objects under consideration are marine basins of the West Subarctic (Iceland, Norwegian, and Greenland Seas), the Arctic Ocean (Barents, Pechora, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, Chukchi Seas and deep-sea Arctic Ocean proper), East Subarctic (Bering and Okhotsk Seas).
The modern environment and geological history of water- (ice-) sheds and marine basins have been studied for each region, using different sedimentological and geochemical proxies. Mainly results of the authors' own studies are represented, with special emphasis on glacial/interglacial variability and land-ocean interaction. Sedimentation History in the Arctic Ocean and Subarctic Seas is aimed at sedimentologists, quaternary and marine geologists, paleoclimatologists and paleoceanographers, as well as being of great interest to students in the related fields.
Part I. Geological and paleoecological events of the late Pleistocene and Holocene in the Northern Eurasia,
1. Geological and paleoecological events of the late Pleistocene along Eurasian coastal areas of the Arctic Ocean,
2. Late Pleistocene geologic-paleoecological events on the North of European part of ,
3. Main geologic-paleoecological events of the late Pleistocene on the North of Western Siberia,
4. Geologic-paleoecological events of the late Pleistocene on the territory of Northern-Siberian lowland and Taimyr Peninsula,
5. Late glacial time and Holocene of the Northern Eurasia,
6. Outlines of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene history of the East Arctic seas,
7. The deglaciation time and the Holocene of Northern Eurasia
Part II. Marine Sedimentation In The Arctic Ocean And Subarctic Seas,
1. The seas of West Subarctic region,
2. The Arctic Ocean,
3. Western Arctic Seas,
4. Eastern Arctic Seas,
5. Seas of the Eastern Subarctic
M.A. Levitan was born in 1946 and graduated from Moscow State University in 1969. Both scientific degrees (Ph. D. - 1975, and Dr. Sci. - 1990) are received for marine geology studies. Main scientific interests are concentrated in the fields of sedimentology and inorganic geochemistry of marine sediments, and paleoceanography. M.A. Levitan, Head of Laboratory of sedimentary geochemistry in V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAS (Moscow), is (co-) author of more than 200 publications including several monographs (in Russian). He participated in 21 scientific cruises in all main areas of the World Ocean.
Yu.A. Lavrushin was born in 1931 and graduated from Moscow State University in 1954. He has both scienticfic degrees (Ph.D. - 1963, and Dr.Sci - 1973). Main scientific interests lay in the field of stratigraphy and sedimentology of terrestrial and marine sediments. Yu.A. Lavrushin, Head of RAS Comission on Quaternary Studies (Moscow), is (co-) author of about 200 publications including several monographies (in Russian)