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Title: Symposium, Geography of Polar Countries : selected papers and summaries
Authors: International Geographical Congress (23rd : 1976 : Moscow)
Brown, Jerry, 1936-
Keywords: Contamination
Polar regions
Environmental protection
Land development
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 77-6.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The Symposium on Geography of Polar Countires held in Leningrad 22-26 July 1976 as part of the XXIII International Geographical Congress consisted of three sessions: I. Polar environment, natural resources, their exploration and exploitation. II. Past, present and future economic developments in the polar regions. III. Polar environment protection. This report presents the full text or extended summaries of a number of the U.S. papers, and English and Russian summaries of the Soviet contributions related to environmental protection. The papers and summaries presented in this report reflect the participation of members and of the joint US-USSR environmental protection agreement project, Protection of Northern Ecosystems. The U.S. papers deal with land use planning to mitigate environmental impact: the impact of resource development on natives, fish and wildlife, and permafrost the impacts of pipelines and roads on the environment, and computer modeling to simulate terrain modification due to man's activities. The Soviet summaries deal with subjects of properties and changes in arctic and subarctic flora, treeline, and permafrost, and methods of predicting changes in the environment. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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