Polar Marine Sediments

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 February 2022) | Viewed by 465

Special Issue Editors

Division of Glacial Environment Research, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon 21990, Korea
Interests: marine geology; paleoceanography; sediment trap; sediment core analysis; sediments in subglacial lake; sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to 2 degrees Celsius
Department of Oceanography, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea
Interests: X-ray diffraction; X-ray florescence; transmission election microscopy; paleo climate change
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Ocean Georesources Research Department, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), Busan 49111, Republic of Korea
Interests: biogeochemistry; marine mineralogy; deepsea minerals
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The polar and high-latitude regions suffer from global warming trends, and one of the notable changes is the glaciers in the cryosphere. The global warming crisis in the future will decrease glaciers and cause global climate disasters—floods, storms, rising sea levels, etc. The uncertainty of future climate predictions is so high that it is difficult to understand when and what aspects of the upcoming warming crisis will take effect. One way to address this is to figure out the records of the past warming and to reconstruct those environments in contrast to the future warming. Whether such a warming comparable to future predictions has existed previously over paleoenvironmental records in polar regions is the concern of this Special Issue. The material is marine sediment core that was acquired from the polar regions and yields various proxy dataset to interpret the paleoenvironment. The clay minerals and biogeochemistry of the sediment cores play a major role in understanding paleoceanographic changes in glacial history. The spatiotemporal study of past warmings in polar regions can provide a wide range of information about the sensitivity of past ice sheets and ocean circulation changes and will ensure the certainty of future climate predictions.

Dr. Kyu-Cheul Yoo
Dr. Kiho Yang
Dr. Jaewoo Jung
Guest Editors

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  • polar region
  • clay minerals
  • biogeochemistry
  • paleoceanography
  • paleoclimate

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