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The Growth and Decay of Ice

Series: Studies in Polar Research

By: GSH Lock

412 pages, 33 b/w photos, 18 tabs, 125 figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2005 | #156123 | ISBN: 0521021936
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Hardback | Dec 1990 | #13291 | ISBN: 0521331331
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Ice exists in water, in air, in earth and in living organisms. The purpose of this book is to describe in mathematical, physical and biological terms, the growth and decay of ice, on a scale ranging from molecular to macroscopic. Consideration of the growth of ice in each of the above contexts provides a clearer understanding of the processes involved and results in a comprehensive overview not available elsewhere. This book will be of particular use to any graduate student, scientist or engineer requiring an introduction and reference for ice-related projects: theoretical or experimental; in the laboratory or the field.


Preface; Nomenclature; Part I. Introduction: 1. Ice in the heavens; 2. Ice ages; 3. The incidence of ice; 4. The response to ice; Part II. Thermodynamics of Ice: 5. Classical laws and principles; 6. The Gibbs function and phase change; 7. The Gibbs function and chemical potential diffusion in ice, water and water vapour; 8. Metastability and the freezing point; 9. Morphology and microenergetics; 10. Thermal properties; 11. Nucleation interfacial conditions and growth; Part III. The Stefan Problem: 12. The simplified model and its variations; 13. The Neumann solution; 14. Physico-mathematical analysis; 15. Analytic techniques; 16. Numerical techniques; Part IV. Ice and Water: 17. Freezing of solutions and suspensions; 18. Formation of an ice cover; 19. Growth of an ice cover; 20. The effect of natural convection on planar growth; 21. The effect of forced convection on planar growth; 22. Freezing inside cavities and conduits; 23. Freezing on submerged bodies; Part V. Ice and Air: 24. Deposition of water vapour; 25. Accretion; 26. Atmospheric ice; 27. Icing of airborne structures; 28. Icing of waterborne and offshore structures; 29. Icing of land-based structures and equipment; Part VI. Ice and earth: 30. Surface energy exchange; 31. Freezing on the Earth; 32. The pore system: its architecture, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics; 33. Freezing in the Earth; Part VII. Ice and Life: 34. Water in the biosphere; 35. Freezing of biofluids; 36. The cell freezing of unicellular organisms; 37. Freezing in plants; 38. Freezing in animals; 39. Freezing of foods; Part VIII. Decay of Ice: 40. Reversibility and symmetry; 41. Melting of single ice crystals; 42. Melting of polycrystalline ice; 43. Decay of an ice cover; 44. Ablation of atmospheric and structural icing; 45. Thawing of soil; 46. Thawing of organisms; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

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