The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
Author: J. Rabassa
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN: 9780080558899
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Book Excerpt:

Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level. It provides an updated overview of the scientific work in all related fields with a strong paleoclimatic approach. Patagonia has also been a sort of a "paleoclimatic bridge" between the Antarctic Peninsula and the more northerly land masses, since the final opening of the Drake Passage in the middle Miocene. Timely and comprehensive, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the only monograph book written in English. * One-stop resource for paleontological information of the Late Cenozoic of Patagonia * Covers 5 million years in the uninterrupted history of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego * Comprehensive coverage of the region written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars

Developments in Quaternary Science

Developments in Quaternary Science
Author: Jorge Rabassa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Quaternary Science Book Excerpt:

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina

Late Cenozoic of Pen  nsula Vald  s  Patagonia  Argentina
Author: Pablo Bouza,Andrés Bilmes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN: 3319485083
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina Book Excerpt:

This book presents extensive and new information on the Cenozoic marine and continental systems of one of the most important World Heritage sites of Southern South America: The Península Valdés. Using an interdisciplinary approach, that includes geological, biological and archeological perspectives of more than 30 specialists, an integrated description and analysis of the Cenozoic environments of the study region is presented. The volume brings together an update of the geology, climate, geomorphology, soils, biodiversity, archeology and human impact of the Península Valdés. The scope of this book extends to any natural science researcher of the world interested on the Cenozoic history of the Península Valdés.

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World
Author: Piotr Migon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2010-01-22
ISBN: 9048130557
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World Book Excerpt:

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego

Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego
Author: Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2021-02-13
ISBN: 303060683X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego Book Excerpt:

The CADIC’s Geological Resources Program will soon turn 40 years of fruitful development. During this period many projects were carried out and others remain to be implemented. In the course of time three generations of researchers have been formed. Mentioning names would be unfair to those that could be involuntarily omitted. There is still a long way to go. The eagerness for knowledge should not stop. This book is a tribute to all those people who have worked in the different projects of pure and applied science, and educational, and human resources training, granted to this founding program and associated laboratories of the regional center of CONICET in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The twenty papers which constitute this book have a genuine Latin appeal, having been written by 50 authors based in Argentina and Spain. All this contributions are concerned with Fuegian geological resources. Everyone concerned with this work hopes that it will prove a fitting and lasting memorial to Nacho Subías, whose personal contribution to our knowledge of this geology was outstanding.

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology
Author: J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard,P.D. Hughes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1126
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN: 0444535373
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Book Excerpt:

The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available for download at: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444534477/ Completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations Information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis Step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files Possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files Availability of chronological controls

Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality

Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality
Author: Laura Miotti,Mónica Salemme,Darío Hermo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303092503X
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the knowledge about landscapes and characteristics of the earliest hunter-gatherer lifeway in Southern Patagonia. It presents an analysis of the archaeological investigations carried out during three decades by an interdisciplinary team that involved archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, geologists and specialists in pollen and diatoms. The database yielded was recovered from systematic survey and excavations from the Pleistocene and Holocene stratigraphic layers of the rockshelter known as AEP-1, Piedra Museo Locality, situated in the central plateau of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Piedra Museo is a unique place in the world of high academic interest with some of the earliest archaeological remains in the Americas. Researchers defined two strata and several Stratigraphic units in the site based on the sedimentological and pedological characteristics. The depositional zones contain archaeological remains that are interpreted as hunting events corresponding to two main different occasions in the human colonization of the region, and a third human occupation during the Middle Holocene. Last one occurred then of the massive rockshelter roof colapse. The faunal remains led to a new approach to the palaeoenvironmental evolution of this enclosed basin. This volume describes the management of lithic raw materials and social networks from first human occupation of the Patagonian region to territorial consolidation of hunter-gatherer societies.

Lizards of Patagonia

Lizards of Patagonia
Author: Mariana Morando,Luciano J. Avila
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-08-23
ISBN: 3030427528
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lizards of Patagonia Book Excerpt:

This book presents a critical and integrated review of lizards from Patagonia. It summarizes the region’s geomorphological history and climatic aspects, which makes it possible to interpret, from an evolutionary perspective, the latest findings on the various natural history aspects of its lizard fauna. As such, the book will appeal to all researchers and professionals specialized in lizard ecology and evolution.

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum
Author: Nat Rutter,Andrea Coronato,Karin Helmens,Jorge Rabassa,Marcelo Zárate
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN: 9400743998
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum Book Excerpt:

Improved dating methods have increased our ability to more precisely determine the timing and durations of glaciations. Utilizing glacial and loess deposits, we have compared glaciations that occurred in North and South America in order to determine if events are synchronous or not, to explore forcing mechanisms, and to compare glaciations with cold periods of the Marine Oxygen Isotope stages and the loess/paleosol records of China. Stratigraphic sections containing a variety of glacial deposits, some with interbedded volcanics, as well as loess deposits, were used in reconstructing the glacial history. The Late Pleistocene (Brunhes Chron) Last Glacial Maximum is recognized in mountain and continental areas of North America but only in the mountains of South America. Commonly our comparisons indicate roughly synchronous glaciations on the two continents, whereas other glaciations are more elusive and difficult to compare. Although our comparisons are at low resolutions, the results suggest that Milankovitch forcing is most likely the dominant trigger for hemispheric glaciation modified by local factors.

Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia

Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia
Author: Elizabeth Mazzoni,Jorge Rabassa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 3319719211
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia Book Excerpt:

This book presents the most relevant basaltic plateau exposures in the provinces of Neuquén (northern Patagonia) and Santa Cruz (southern Patagonia), and analyzes their geomorphological and morphometric characteristics. The existence of wetland ecosystems near the volcanic plateaus is quantified, thus providing indexes that describe the quantitative relationships between these landscape features. These indexes also make it possible to estimate the development of these wetlands in non-surveyed areas, opening the door for studying remote, isolated areas by means of remote sensing images. In turn, the book proposes a numerical classification system for this type of landscape that summarizes the main geomorphological and hydrological characteristics.teristics.

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina
Author: Jorge Rabassa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 3319543717
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina Book Excerpt:

This proceedings volume presents selected research highlights from the Sixth Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, hosted at CADIC, Ushuaia, on April 8–12, 2015 by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACYG). The congress included special sessions, symposia, invited lectures and posters on the following topics: Quaternary stratigraphy and geochronology, paleontology (diatoms, mollusks, foraminifera, palynology, phytoliths, paleobotany, vertebrates), dendrochronology, climate change, paleoclimate, Pampean Quaternary paleolimnology, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, hydrogeochemical processes, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, structural geology and neotectonics, paleosurfaces, volcanism, geological hazards, assets, geomorphosites, and digital mapping. The Scientific Committee of the Congress has selected the papers published in this volume from more than 150 contributions in many different disciplines.

The Great American Biotic Interchange

The Great American Biotic Interchange
Author: Alberto Luis Cione,Germán Mariano Gasparini,Esteban Soibelzon,Leopoldo Héctor Soibelzon,Eduardo Pedro Tonni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 9401797927
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great American Biotic Interchange Book Excerpt:

South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados Argentina

Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados  Argentina
Author: Juan Federico Ponce,Marilén Fernández
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 9400743637
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados Argentina Book Excerpt:

This book is the result of ten years’ of scientific research carried out by the authors on Isla de los Estados. The research includes their doctoral thesis and many published scientific papers related to the island. The book is divided into two principal parts. The first part covers different social and natural aspects of this remote island and includes chapters on the scientific and historical background, physiography with topographical and hydrographical descriptions, climate and oceanographic circulation, vegetation and geology (including stratigraphy, structural geology and geological history). The second part comprises a reconstruction of the paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic and paleogeographic history of the island from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present, correlating with other paleoecological records from the southern part of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. This second part also includes a geomorphological chapter with a characterization of the principal erosive glacial landforms on Isla de los Estados constructed by means of morphometric analysis, inventories, maps, paleogeographic and glacial models, and a paleoecological chapter evaluating the palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimatic conditions that prevailed during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene times based on pollen and diatom analysis from three 14C-dated peat bogs and lakes. Finally, the book concludes with a review of the island’s archaeology and the relationship between the palaeoenvironmental history and human occupation of this island.

Mollusk shells as bio geo archives

Mollusk shells as bio geo archives
Author: Sandra Gordillo,María Sol Bayer,Gabriella Boretto,Melisa Charó
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-01-29
ISBN: 3319034766
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mollusk shells as bio geo archives Book Excerpt:

In view of the wide range of disciplines involved in Quaternary research, this book offers a one-stop resource for the Quaternary research community, since it reviews the latest techniques and provides an approach to how mollusk shell remains are used in the reconstruction of marine environments in southern South America. Written by specialists in the field, this monograph sets the scene for multidisciplinary research involving taphonomy, paleoecology, paleobiography, morphometry, shell mineralogy analysis and sclerochronology performed on mollusk assemblages and/or selected taxa, and offers a consistent picture of spatial and temporal environmental and climatic changes.

Land Bridges

Land Bridges
Author: Alan Graham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN: 022654432X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Bridges Book Excerpt:

Land bridges are the causeways of biodiversity. When they form, organisms are introduced into a new patchwork of species and habitats, forever altering the ecosystems into which they flow; and when land bridges disappear or fracture, organisms are separated into reproductively isolated populations that can evolve independently. More than this, land bridges play a role in determining global climates through changes to moisture and heat transport and are also essential factors in the development of biogeographic patterns across geographically remote regions. In this book, paleobotanist Alan Graham traces the formation and disruption of key New World land bridges and describes the biotic, climatic, and biogeographic ramifications of these land masses’ changing formations over time. Looking at five land bridges, he explores their present geographic setting and climate, modern vegetation, indigenous peoples (with special attention to their impact on past and present vegetation), and geologic history. From the great Panamanian isthmus to the boreal connections across the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans that allowed exchange of organisms between North America, Europe, and Asia, Graham’s sweeping, one-hundred-million-year history offers new insight into the forces that shaped the life and land of the New World.

Geological Records of the Fuegian Andes Deformed Complex Framed in a Patagonian Orogenic Belt Regional Context

Geological Records of the Fuegian Andes Deformed Complex Framed in a Patagonian Orogenic Belt Regional Context
Author: Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 3030001660
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Records of the Fuegian Andes Deformed Complex Framed in a Patagonian Orogenic Belt Regional Context Book Excerpt:

This book studies the Fuegian Andes in Argentina, showing both simple and complex aspects. The first ones refer to the general stratigraphy of the area and the latter result from their tectonic characteristics. Concerning the stratigraphy, an appraisal of the denomination and valorization of formations of Jurassic and early Cretaceous age is performed here to reach the simple scheme of the Fuegian-Patagonian continuity under the name of “Fuegian Andes Deformed Complex”. As an essay the formational nomenclature is simplified and the local concept of basement is evaluated. In relation to their structural aspects it is assumed that the formation of the orogenic Fuegian arc and the folding of the Mesozoic and early Tertiary layers are connected phenomena. Tectonic forces from the West, the Northeast and the South have had participation in the formation of the tectonic arc. The lithostatic column pressure was added once the layers were folded and thrusted upwards during the birth of the Fuegian Andes. Even the speculation of a great main fold overturned to North, as an abstraction, is considered. Instead, the Magallanes-Fagnano fault is appreciated only as a product of the transcurrent Quaternary movements, lacking associated eruptive processes that contribute to define plate borders.

Archaeology of the Hunter Gatherers of the Central Mountains of Tierra del Fuego

Archaeology of the Hunter Gatherers of the Central Mountains of Tierra del Fuego
Author: Hernan Horacio De Angelis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN: 3030810224
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of the Hunter Gatherers of the Central Mountains of Tierra del Fuego Book Excerpt:

This work book contributes to the knowledge about human settlements in the Isla Grande of Tierra Del Fuego by the hunter-gatherer societies that inhabited the area until the early twentieth century. The central theme is the study of technological organization as an approach to the management strategies of biotic and abiotic resources, as well as the occupation of space, considering the different environments represented in the area and the differential supply of resources. As a general framework, the book proposes instrumental methodologies that allow us to look at the characterization of the social and economic organization of hunter-gatherer societies from the point of view of the analysis of natural resources management, the resources introduced by Europeans and the spatial organization of technical activities.

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina
Author: Mirian M. Collantes,Laura Perucca,Adriana Niz,Jorge Rabassa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 3030226212
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina Book Excerpt:

These proceedings contain selected papers from the Special Symposium, organised by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in October 2017. This Symposium was held within the frame of the 20th Argentine Geological Congress in Tucumán, Argentina. The papers describe detailed research on quaternary stratigraphy and geochronology, paleontology (diatoms, mollusks, foraminifera, palynology, phytoliths, paleobotany, vertebrates), dendrochronology, climate change, paleoclimate, pampeano quaternary paleolimnology, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, hydrogeochemical processes, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, structural geology and neotectonics, paleosurfaces, volcanism, risks, assets, geomorphosites, and digital mapping. This book follows the precedent book “Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina” on the 6th Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, which was edited by Jorge Rabassa and published by Springer in 2017. It precedes a similar volume on the 7th Congreso Argentino de Cuaternario y Geomorfología, “Geocuar 2018”, as organized by Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACG). This conference was held in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina, from 18 to 21 September 2018.

The Soils of Argentina

The Soils of Argentina
Author: Gerardo Rubio,Raul S. Lavado,Fernando X. Pereyra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 3319768530
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soils of Argentina Book Excerpt:

This is the first comprehensive book on Argentinian pedology. It discusses the main soil types of Argentina, their geographical distribution, classification, functions, agricultural use, ecological aspects, and the threats to which they have been subjected during centuries of intensive and extensive management. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles and an overview of the country's agricultural production. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines and the main challenges that soil science will face in the future. Further, the book explores aspects of the main soil forming factors, such as climate, vegetation, geology and geomorphology, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations, and presents a history of pedological research in Argentina.

The Ice Age

The Ice Age
Author: Dr. Jürgen Ehlers,Dr. Philip Hughes,Professor Philip L. Gibbard
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1118507800
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ice Age Book Excerpt:

This book provides a new look at the climatic history of the last 2.6 million years during the ice age, a time of extreme climatic fluctuations that have not yet ended. This period also coincides with important phases of human development from Neanderthals to modern humans, both of whom existed side by side during the last cold stage of the ice age. The ice age has seen dramatic expansions of glaciers and ice sheets, although this has been interspersed with relatively short warmer intervals like the one we live in today. The book focuses on the changing state of these glaciers and the effects of associated climate changes on a wide variety of environments (including mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans and seas) and also plants and animals. For example, at times the Sahara was green and colonized by humans, and Lake Chad covered 350,000 km2 larger than the United Kingdom. What happened during the ice age can only be reconstructed from the traces that are left in the ground. The work of the geoscientist is similar to that of a detective who has to reconstruct the sequence of events from circumstantial evidence. The book draws on the specialisms and experience of the authors who are experts on the glacial history of the Earth. Readership: Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying the Quaternary, researchers, and anyone interested in climate change, environmental change and geology. The book provides a rich collection of illustrations and photographs to help the readers at all levels visualise the dramatic consequences of glacier expansions during the Ice Age.