652 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
As sea ice at the polar regions continues to disappear at an increasingly alarming rate, a full understanding of sea ice as a crucial global ecosystem, and the effects of its loss, is vital for all those working with and studying global climate change.
Building on the success of the two previous editions of this book, this 3rd edition of Sea Ice, much expanded and in full color throughout, includes 12 new chapters, with complete revisions of all those chapters included from the 2nd Edition. New chapters include cutting-edge coverage of a range of immensely important subjects including sea ice chemistry, sea ice and ice-air-ocean fluxes, contaminants in sea ice, and the interactions between higher trophics and humans, in Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems.
The Editor, David Thomas, has once again drawn together an extremely impressive group of internationally respected contributing authors, ensuring a comprehensive worldwide coverage of this incredibly important topic.
Reviews of previous editions:
"This very well presented book is a collection of papers describing some of the most valuable aspects of [sea ice] research. Sea ice is a whole new frontier of opportunities for, among others the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. This excellent book provides considerable food for thought."
– Fishing Boat World
"[...] this is a beautiful book, not only in its appearance, but in its organization, which provides current information on sea ice to those of us interested in global warming, biodiversity and extreme environments. Therefore Thomas and Dieckmann are to be commended for organizing and editing this timely book."
– Biodiversity and Conservation 13, 2004
"The books editors [...] have collected the most significant contributions of a team of international experts offering to the readers a well edited and integrated volume surely till today and over, the most exhaustive about sea ice."
– Polar News
"The book Sea Ice provides the scientific community with an excellent source of reference on the biology of sea ice from micro- to macroscale as well as on physical models, large-scale characteristics as derived from satellite observations, and paleo reconstructions."
– Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research
List of Contributors
Chapter 1 Overview of sea ice growth and properties
Chris Petrich and Hajo Eicken
Chapter 2 Sea ice thickness distribution
Chapter 3 Snow in the sea-ice system: Friend or foe?
Matthew Sturm and Robert A. Massom
Chapter 4 Sea ice and sunlight
Donald K. Perovich
Chapter 5 The sea ice-ocean boundary layer
Miles G. McPhee
Chapter 6 The atmosphere over sea ice
Ola Persson and Timo Vihma
Chapter 7 Sea ice and Arctic Ocean oceanography
Finlo Cottier, Mike Steele and Frank Nielsen
Chapter 8 Oceanography and sea ice in the Southern Ocean
Michael P. Meredith and Mark A. Brandon
Chapter 9 Methods of satellite remote sensing of sea ice
Gunnar Spreen and Stefan Kern
Chapter 10 Gaining (and losing) Antarctic sea ice: Variability, trends and mechanisms
Sharon Stammerjohn and Ted Maksym
Chapter 11 Losing Arctic sea ice: Observations of the recent decline and the long-term context
Walt N. Meier
Chapter 12 Sea ice in Earth System models
Dirk Notz and Cecilia M. Bitz
Chapter 13 Sea ice as a habitat for bacteria, archaea and viruses
Jody W. Deming and R. Eric Collins
Chapter 14 Sea ice as a habitat for primary producers
Kevin R. Arrigo
Chapter 15 Sea ice as a habitat for micrograzers
David A. Caron, Rebecca J. Gast and Marie-Ève Garneau
Chapter 16 Sea ice as a habitat for macrograzers
Bodil A. Bluhm, Kerrie M. Swadling and Rolf Gradinger
Chapter 17 Nutrients, dissolved organic matter and exopolymers in sea ice
Klaus M. Meiners and Christine Michel
Chapter 18 Gases in sea ice
Jean-Louis Tison, Bruno Delille and Stathys Papadimitriou
Chapter 19 Transport and transformation of contaminants in sea ice
Feiyue Wang, Monika Pucko and Gary Stern
Chapter 20 Numerical models of sea ice biogeochemistry
Martin Vancoppenolla and Letizia Tedesco
Chapter 21 Arctic marine mammals and sea ice
Kristin L. Laidre and Eric V. Regehr
Chapter 22 Antarctic marine mammals and sea ice
Marthán N. Bester, Horst Bornemann and Trevor McIntyre
Chapter 23 A Feathered Perspective: The influence of sea ice on Arctic marine birds
Nina J. Karnovsky and Maria V. Gavrilo
Chapter 24 Birds and Antarctic sea ice
David Ainley, Eric J. Woehler and Amelie Lescroël
Chapter 25 Sea ice is our beautiful garden: Indigenous perspectives on sea ice of sea ice in the Arctic
Henry P. Huntington, Shari Gearheard, Lene Kielsen Holm, George Noongwook, Margaret Opie and Joelie Sanguya
Chapter 26 Advances in palaeo sea-ice estimation
Leanne Armand, Alexander Ferry and Amy Leventer
Chapter 27 Ice in subarctic seas
Hermanni Kaartokallio, Mats A. Granskog, Harri Kuosa and Jouni Vainio
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David N. Thomas is based at the School of Ocean Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, UK.