Chapter 2. Anthropogenic impact on the hydrosphere and the present state of the marine environment

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The text analyzes the structure and scale of anthropogenic impact on the marine environment. The nature and degree of environmental hazards, including sanitary-hygienic, ecological and fisheries consequences, under different kinds of impact are shown. Marine pollution as the main, most widespread, and most dangerous factor of the impact is described. Volumes of pollutant inputs into the marine environment are examined. Detailed analysis of sources, composition and degree of hazards of pollution components is given. Pollution levels in different regions as well as ranges of typical pollutant levels in the surface waters world-wide are provided. Ecologically alarming features of global pollution of the World Ocean are discussed. Includes all original charts, tables, graphics and diagrams from the book, as well as conclusions and list of references. PDF file. $25.00

Chapter 2. Anthropogenic impact on the hydrosphere and the present state of the marine environment (US$25).

2.1. Structure and scale of anthropogenic impact
2.2. Marine pollution:
2.2.1. Pollutant input into the marine environment
2.2.2. Sources, composition, and degree of hazards of pollution components
2.2.3. Global and regional aspects
Conclusions
References

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