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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands
Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more
Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included
Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Series: Hazards and Disasters

By: Wilfried Haeberli (Editor), Colin Whiteman (Editor), John (Jack) F Shroder (Editor)

812 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2014 | #221098 | ISBN-13: 9780123948496
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NHBS Price: £78.99 $99/€93 approx

About this book

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies.


- Introduction
- Thermokarst
- Glacier Surges
- Ice-shelf Collapse
- Spatial variability of rates & acceleration of ice mass loss & contribution to sea-level rise
- Most likely cumulative sea-level rise by decade
- Permafrost loss by decade
- Decadal contributions to atmospheric change by permafrost loss
- Sea ice and icebergs
- Implications of Climate Change
- Cryospheric changes & feedbacks to weather changes
- Community responses & preparedness to cryospheric changes
- Economics of cryospheric changes
- Infrastructure development in light of associated coastal & other changes

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