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High Arctic Extreme Science : Environmental Research from the Trans-Ellesmere Island Ski Expedition.

Author: Robert L France
Publisher: Chicago : Green Frigate Books, 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L France
ISBN: 9781927043059 1927043050
OCLC Number: 862103573
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Return to Ellesmere Island; Introduction; Ellesmere Island in Space and Time; The Trans-Ellesmere Island Ski Expedition; Review of Other Polar Expeditionary "Research"; "Extreme Science": The Expedition Research Program; Collation of Published and New Findings; Acknowledgements; Part I: Trace Contaminates; 1. Latitudinal Distribution of Cesium-137 Fallout in 1990 onSaxifraga oppositofolia from Ellesmere Island, Canada. 2. Persistent organochlorine and current use pesticides in lichensfrom Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic3. Regional Patterns in Organochlorine Contamination of Saxifragefrom Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic (77-81°N); 4. Elevated PCB contamination of coastal plants near polynyasin the High Arctic; 5. Lead Concentrations in Lichens from the Canadian HighArctic in Relation to the Latitudinal Pollution Gradient; 6. Lead Concentrations and Stable Isotopic Evidence forTranspolar Contamination of Plants in the Canadian High Arctic; Part II: WildLife. 7. The Lake Hazen Trough: A Late Winter Oasis in a Polar Desert8. Polynyas as Centers of Organization for Structuring theIntegrity of Arctic Marine Communities; 9. Comparison of Avian Species Richness and Abundance forLocalized Oases on Ellesmere Island; 10. Non-sterility of High Arctic Icefields on Ellesmere Island; 11. Newly Reported Colonies of Ivory Gulls on Southeastern Ellesmere Island; 12. First Record of the Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus, fromEllesmere Island, Northwest Territories; 13. Aerial Mobbing of a Gyrfalcon by Glaucous Gulls; Part III: Overt Pollution. 14. Garbage in Paradise15. Vestiges of the Past and Portents of a Troubling Future onEllesmere Island: Litter Inventory; 16. Trash Talking: In Defense of Litter Surveillance; Appendix I; Location, Temperature, and Travel Distance Log; Appendix II; Scientific Abstracts; Appendix III; News Articles; Literature Cited.

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