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Ecology and circumterrestrial space

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Abstract:

Circumterrestrial space is the environment's global component providing the connection between the terrestrial biosphere and the Universe and protecting the planet's nature from harmful influences at the same time.

Human civilization activities have sharply increased the technogenic influence on the circumterrestrial space, which has started to affect biospherical processes.

This paper tackles problems related to the changes in physical processes in circumterrestrial space due to the technogenic influence and contamination of the circumterrestrial space by technogenic waste products, and the influence of circumterrestrial space thus taken out of its natural state in the biosphere.

Problems of optical monitoring of the circumterrestrial space in order to control continuously its degree of contamination as well as to develop evaluation criteria for critical parameters of its technogenic contamination and the danger of its influence on terrestrial ecosystems are surveyed in details.

Keywords: Circumterrestrial space; Ecology; Near-Earth astronomy

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10556790310001609098

Publication date: 2003-08-01

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