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Principles of Glacier Mechanics

By: Roger LeB. Hooke(Author)
517 pages, illustrations
Principles of Glacier Mechanics
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  • Principles of Glacier Mechanics ISBN: 9781108446075 Edition: 3 Paperback Dec 2019 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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The third edition of this successful textbook will supply advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need to understand modern glaciological research. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find Principles of Glacier Mechanics useful as a reference book. Since the second edition, three-quarters of the chapters have been updated, and two new chapters have been added. Included in this edition are noteworthy new contributions to our understanding of important concepts, with over 170 references to papers published since the second edition went to press. Principles of Glacier Mechanics develops concepts from the bottom up: a working knowledge of calculus is assumed, but beyond that, the important physical concepts are developed from elementary principles. Emphasis is placed on connections between modern research in glaciology and the origin of features of glacial landscapes. Student exercises are included.


1. Why study glaciers?
2. Some basic concepts
3. Mass balance
4. Flow and fracture of a crystalline material
5. The velocity field in a glacier
6. Temperature distribution in polar ice sheets
7. The coupling between a glacier and its bed
8. Water flow in and under glaciers: geomorphic implications
9. Stress and deformation
10. Stress and velocity distribution in an idealized glacier
11. Numerical modeling
12. Applications of stress and deformation principles to classical problems
13. Ice streams and ice shelves
14. Finite strain and the origin of foliation
15. Response of glaciers to climate change
16. Ice core studies


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Roger LeB. Hooke is Research Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. He has been involved in glaciological research for over 30 years, focusing on processes relevant to the origin of glacial landforms. In addition to the first edition of Principles of Glacier Mechanics, he has published over 80 refereed research papers in journals such as the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geology, the Journal of Glaciology, Quaternary Research, and the Journal of Geology.

By: Roger LeB. Hooke(Author)
517 pages, illustrations
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Reviews of the first edition:

"[...] a stimulating and educative text."
Journal of Glaciology

"[...] a tour de force of the state of modern glaciology ."
– Global and Planetary Change

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