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Ice Physics

Series: Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences

By: Peter V Hobbs

856 pages, b/w illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2010 | #184040 | ISBN-13: 9780199587711
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This classic monograph provided the first comprehensive account of the physics and chemistry of ice, and remains authoritative and relevant today. Informed by research from physicists, chemists, glaciologists, meteorologists, geophysicists and molecular biologists, the book places emphasis on the basic physical properties of ice (electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal), the modes of nucleation and growth of ice, and the interpretation of these phenomena in terms of molecular structure. Applied aspects of ice physics are also discussed.


1. Solid Phases of the Water Substance;
2. Electrical Properties;
3. Optical Properties;
4. Mechanical Properties;
5. Thermal Properties and Diffusion in Ice;
6. Surface Properties;
7. Nucleation of Ice;
8. Growth of Ice from the Vapour Phase;
9. Growth of Ice from the Liquid Phase;
10. Ice in the Atmosphere

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