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Ice Physics

By: Peter V Hobbs
856 pages, b/w illus
Ice Physics
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  • Ice Physics ISBN: 9780199587711 Paperback May 2010 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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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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By: Peter V Hobbs
856 pages, b/w illus
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