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Physics of Glaciers

By: Kurt M Cuffey and WSB Paterson

Academic Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | Edition: 4 | #184596 | ISBN-13: 9780123694614
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The fourth edition of this classic text covers the physical principles underlying the behavior of glaciers including mountain glaciers, small ice caps, ice sheets and shelves. New material on climate change includes interactions between ice sheets and the ocean and atmosphere, paleoclimate reconstruction using ice cores, Quaternary climate history and the ice ages, and sea level rise.


1.Introduction 2. Transformation of Snow to Ice 3. Grain-Scale Structures and Deformation of Ice 4. Mass Balance Processes: Overview and Regimes 5. Mass Balance Processes: Surface Ablation and Energy Budget; 6. Glacial Hydrology; 7. Basal Slip; 8. The Flow of Ice Masses; 9. Temperatures in Ice Masses; 10. Large-Scale Structures; 11. Reaction of Glaciers to Environmental Changes; 12. Glacier Surges; 13. Ice Sheets and the Earth System; 14. Ice, Sea Level, and Contemporary Climate Change; 15. Ice Core Studies.

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