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Hydrology and Limnology of Central Asia
Published by Springer Verlag Singapore
This book highlights the development of lake systems and water reservoirs as well as the impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asian countries.
This book highlights the development of lake systems and water reservoirs as well as the impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asian countries. It provides information on the genesis of lake basins, physical and chemical properties of water in lakes, and the hydrological regimes (water balance and fluctuation levels) of lakes of Central Asia and Xinjiang. The book is useful for scientists and researchers whose work focuses on lakes and the use of natural resources, irrigation, hydropower and water supply, as well as for students and planners.
1. Water resources and impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asia1.1. Lakes and water reservoirs in Central Asia 1.2. Impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asia1.3. Impact of climate warming on glacier and permafrost melting in Central Asian Mountains References 2. Water resources in Kazakhstan 2.1. General characteristics of water resources in Kazakhstan2.2. Water reservoirs, Glaciers, Rivers, and ground waters in Kazakhstan2.3 Water availability and state of water resources within water-economic basins in KazakhstanReferences 3. Lakes in different regions of Kazakhstan3.1. Distribution of lakes within Kazakhstan3.2. Lakes in the Northern, Western, Eastern, Southern and Central Kazakhstan 4. Lakes in the Central Kazakhstan 4.1 Morphology and Genetic types of the lakes in the Central Kazakhstan4.2 Hydrological regime of the lakes in the Central Kazakhstan4.3 Hydrochemical regime of the lakes in the Central KazakhstanReferences 5. Morphometry and Genesis of lakes in Kazakhstan5.1. Morphometry of lakes in Kazakhstan5.2. Genesis of lake basins in Kazakhstan5.3. Tectonic depressions5.4. Depressions of exogenous origin References 6. Water balance and Physical and chemical properties of water in lakes of Kazakhstan6.1. Water balance and fluctuation of levels in lakes of Kazakhstan6.2. Physical and chemical properties of water in lakes of KazakhstanReferences 7. Lake and Sea Basins in Kazakhstan 7.1 Aral Sea Basin7.1.1 Water resources of the Aral Sea Basin7.1.2 Environmental impact of the Aral Sea desiccation7.1.3 Modern state of the Aral Sea7.1.4 Use of water resources in the Aral Sea basin7.2. Balkash Lake7.2.1 Hydrography and water regime of the Balkash Lake7.3. Alakol-Sasykkol lake system in the Alakol Basin7.3.1 Formation of the Alakol lake system and Hydrographic river network of the basin7.3.2 Modern state of water resources in the Alakol lake system References 8. Water resources and Lakes in Kyrgyzstan8.1. Water resources and hydrographic system in Kyrgyzstan8.2. Water balance of natural belts in Kyrgyzstan and artificial hydrological network8.3. Water reservoirs, fresh ground waters and wetlands in Kyrgyzstan8.4. Use of water resources in Kyrgyzstan8.5. Lakes in KyrgyzstanReferences 9. Hydrographical and Physical-Geographical characteristics of the Issyk-Kul lake basin9.1. Physical-Geographical characteristics of the Issyk-Kul lake basin9.2. Hydrography of the Issyk-Kul Lake9.3. Hydrochemistry of the Issyk-Kul LakeReferences 10. Use of water resources of the Issyk-Kul Lake Basin and Impact of climate change on it10.1. Use of water resources of the Issyk-Kul Lake Basin and sustainable water management 10.2. Impact of climate change on the Issyk-Kul lake basinReferences 11. Water Resources and Lakes in Uzbekistan 11.1. The main river basins in Uzbekistan11.2. Lakes and Water reservoirs as a source of manufacture/production11.3. Management of lakes and water reservoirs in Uzbekistan11.4. Use of water resources in UzbekistanReferences 12. Water resources in Tajikistan12.1. Lakes and water reservoirs in Tajikistan12.2 The main river basins and Rivers in Tajikistan12.3 Glaciers in TajikistanReferences 13. Lakes in Xinjiang (Northwest China)13.1 Distribution and types of lakes in arid regions of China13.2 Hydrographical characteristics of the Sayram Lake and Environmental issues in the region13.3 Climate and environmental changes over the past 150 years in the Chaiwopu LakeBibliography
Jilili Abuduwaili is a professor at Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Arid Land ; Editor in chief of the Arid Land Geography and Arid Land Research journals (both in Uyghur language); Editorial Board Member of the journal Arid ecosystems and Soil Science and Agrochemistry. His research interests are in the area of resource environment in arid region, eco-security and change in landscape as well as cooperative research between Russia and countries in Central Asia. Dr. Gulnura Issanova obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences. Currently she is a researcher at U. U. Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry and a Scientific Secretary at Research Centre of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Almaty). Her research interests are focused on soil degradation and desertification problems, in particular the role of dust and sand storms in land/soil degradation. Dr. Galymzhan Saparov is the head of the Department of Soil Ecology at U. U. Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, as well as head of laboratory at the Research Centre of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Almaty), Kazakhstan. He graduated from Kazakh Agricultural Institute in 1995 and holds a PhD degree from U.U. Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry. His research is focused on problems of soil degradation and remediation of disturbed lands.
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