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The Biology of Polar Regions$
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D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001

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Climate change in polar regions

Climate change in polar regions

Chapter:
(p.284) 10 Climate change in polar regions
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The Biology of Polar Regions
Author(s):

David N. Thomas

G.E. (Tony) Fogg

Peter Convey

Christian H. Fritsen

Josep-Maria Gili

Rolf Gradinger

Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Keith Reid

David W.H. Walton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0010

The polar regions have undergone major changes in configuration of land masses and climate over millions of years. However, it is the geologically brief period beginning around 120,000 years before present (BP), including a warm interglacial followed by the Würm glaciation and then the interglacial in which we now live, which is most relevant. This chapter discusses changes during geological time: the ice ages; biological responses to long-term changes; and present-day global climate change and polar regions.

Keywords:   climate change, global warming, ice age, warm interglacial, Würm glaciation

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