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4 Hydrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Marine Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 26 27 28 34 34 35 39 39 39 41 42 43 1 Introduction The Aral Sea located in Central Asia represents the last link in the chain of Eurasian inland water bodies. It differs considerably from other seas in its history and size. Being relatively small in area (66,000 km2 as of 1960) and young, it is noteworthy for dramatic fluctuations of its level, changes of salinity and environments of sedimentation.

Asarin AE (1964) The level regime of the Aral Sea at growing water consumption in Syrdarya and Amudarya river basins. Trudy Gidroproject, N11 (in Russian) Paleogeographical History of the Aral Sea Alexander A. Svitoch Abstract The Aral Sea basin formed as a result of joint action of tectonic subsidence and processes of arid denudation. The basin itself features rather irregular bottom topography, with depressions divided by an elongated elevation trending from north to south. l. on the sea coasts.

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