Chapter 2. Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch2

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • glacial maxima;
  • volcanic eruptions;
  • glacio-eustasy;
  • catastrophism;
  • topographic maps;
  • vegetational succession;
  • standard mean ocean water;
  • cataclysmic eruptions;
  • volcanic activity;
  • lithospheric plates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction: environmental change

  • Environmental change associated with glaciation: the record of the Pleistocene

  • Post-glacial changes up to the present day

  • Causes of past climate change

  • Human impact

  • Further reading

  • References