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Mountain glacial and paraglacial environments under global change : lessons from the past, future directions and policy implications

Glacial and paraglacial environments

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

KNIGHT, J.
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
HARRISON, S.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni
KNIGHT, J.
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
HARRISON, S.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni


Description :
In order to evaluate how glacial and paraglacial environments in mountains are likely to respond to future climate change, the AA. consider how these environments have responded to climate change in the past (the last glacial–interglacial transition, and the Little Ice Age). From this, they may anticipate the likely responses of glacial and paraglacial environments in mountains to global warming over coming decades. The AA. show that future changes in glacial and paraglacial environments, in particular in glaciated regions in continental interiors, have downstream implications for the biosphere (including biodiversity and ecosystem services, sustainable agriculture and water resources), the human environment (including cultural and heritage landscapes and social/economic activities), and for policy and planning. These will be important issues for the later twenty-first century and beyond.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 2014, vol. 96, n°. 3, p. 245-264, nombre de pages : 20, Références bibliographiques : 7 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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