The Physics of Glaciers

The Physics of Glaciers
Author: W. S. B. Paterson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 1483287254
ISBN 13: 9781483287256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Glaciers Book Review:

This updated and expanded version of the second edition explains the physical principles underlying the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets. The text has been revised in order to keep pace with the extensive developments which have occurred since 1981. A new chapter, of major interest, concentrates on the deformation of subglacial till. The book concludes with a chapter on information regarding past climate and atmospheric composition obtainable from ice cores.

Why Icebergs Float

Why Icebergs Float
Author: Andrew Morris
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 1911307045
ISBN 13: 9781911307044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Icebergs Float Book Review:

From paintings and food to illness and icebergs, science is happening everywhere. Rather than follow the path of a syllabus or textbook, Andrew Morris takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts – from understanding colour to the nature of hormones – in ways that anyone can grasp. While each chapter offers a separate story, they are linked together by their fascinating relevance to our daily lives. The topics explored in each chapter are based on hundreds of discussions the author has led with adult science learners over many years – people who came from all walks of life and had no scientific training, but had developed a burning curiosity to understand the world around them. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science and serves as an important reminder of why we should continue learning as adults.

The Physics of Glaciers

The Physics of Glaciers
Author: W. S. B. Paterson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1483293734
ISBN 13: 9781483293738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Glaciers Book Review:

Explains the physical principles underlying the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets. Concentrates on the major advances made in most aspects of the subject in the past 30 years with about half devoted to work done in the last 10 years i.e. since the first edition was published. The new edition is updated, expanded and in SI units

The Physics of Glaciers

The Physics of Glaciers
Author: Kurt M. Cuffey,W. S. B. Paterson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-06-18
ISBN 10: 9780080919126
ISBN 13: 008091912X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Glaciers Book Review:

The Physics of Glaciers, Fourth Edition, discusses the physical principles that underlie the behavior and characteristics of glaciers. The term glacier refers to all bodies of ice created by the accumulation of snowfall, e.g., mountain glaciers, ice caps, continental ice sheets, and ice shelves. Glaciology—the study of all forms of ice—is an interdisciplinary field encompassing physics, geology, atmospheric science, mathematics, and others. This book covers various aspects of glacier studies, including the transformation of snow to ice, grain-scale structures and ice deformation, mass exchange processes, glacial hydrology, glacier flow, and the impact of climate change. The present edition features two new chapters: “Ice Sheets and the Earth System and “Ice, Sea Level, and Contemporary Climate Change. The chapter on ice core studies has been updated from the previous version with new material. The materials on the flow of mountain glaciers, ice sheets, ice streams, and ice shelves have been combined into a single chapter entitled “The Flow of Ice Masses. Completely updated and revised, with 30% new material including climate change Accessible to students, and an essential guide for researchers Authored by preeminent glaciologists

Icebergs

Icebergs
Author: Grant R. Bigg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 1316472981
ISBN 13: 9781316472989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icebergs Book Review:

Icebergs are a prime example of an environmental phenomenon that brings together multiple disciplines in the polar sciences, from the physics of calving and melting to the geology of their solid deposits and sea floor interactions. Icebergs are also increasingly seen to play key roles in past and present climate change. This book gives a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of icebergs and their interaction with the Earth system, from the physical and biological interaction with the ocean and climate, to how iceberg detritus informs us about past Earth history. Societal and cultural aspects of icebergs are also examined, in terms of the risks and opportunities posed by icebergs in the modern world, as well as how these might develop in the future. With extensive illustrations and key links to online resources, Icebergs is a valuable reference for academic researchers and graduate students studying oceanography, cryospheric science, climatology and environmental science.

The Physics of Ice

The Physics of Ice
Author: E. R. Pounder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483226964
ISBN 13: 9781483226965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Ice Book Review:

The Physics of Ice covers the state of knowledge regarding the structure, properties, occurrence, and movement of ice. This book is composed of eight chapters, and begins with an introduction and in the fundamental aspects of ice, including pure water freezing, circulation, occurrence, classification, and importance of ice. The subsequent chapters describe the properties, structure, freezing, and composition of sea ice and ice drift. These topics are followed by discussions on the crystallographic features, and mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of ice. The concluding chapter examines the factor influencing ice growth and decay. This book is directed toward physicists and researchers in ice-related fields.

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses
Author: Samuel C. Colbeck
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323148891
ISBN 13: 9780323148894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses Book Review:

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses gives an outline of snow and ice studies with an emphasis on essential properties and processes. The monograph also treats the dynamical aspects of snow and ice masses. The text covers topics such as the flow and temperature of ice sheets and shelves, the numerical modeling of ice-sheet changes; the structure of glaciers, the experimental creep behavior of ice, flow law of glacier ice, and advance and retreat of glaciers. Also covered are topics such as sea ice - the physics of its growth, drift, and decay; iceberg deterioration, sources, drift, and drift patterns; and freshwater ice growth, motion, and decay. The book is recommended as a textbook for graduate-level students of snow and ice studies and as reference for climatologists.

Encyclopedia of Snow Ice and Glaciers

Encyclopedia of Snow  Ice and Glaciers
Author: Vijay P. Singh,Pratap Singh,Umesh K. Haritashya
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1253
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 904812641X
ISBN 13: 9789048126415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Snow Ice and Glaciers Book Review:

The earth’s cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, river and lake ice, and permafrost, contains about 75% of the earth’s fresh water. It exists at almost all latitudes, from the tropics to the poles, and plays a vital role in controlling the global climate system. It also provides direct visible evidence of the effect of climate change, and, therefore, requires proper understanding of its complex dynamics. This encyclopedia mainly focuses on the various aspects of snow, ice and glaciers, but also covers other cryospheric branches, and provides up-to-date information and basic concepts on relevant topics. It includes alphabetically arranged and professionally written, comprehensive and authoritative academic articles by well-known international experts in individual fields. The encyclopedia contains a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from the atmospheric processes responsible for snow formation; transformation of snow to ice and changes in their properties; classification of ice and glaciers and their worldwide distribution; glaciation and ice ages; glacier dynamics; glacier surface and subsurface characteristics; geomorphic processes and landscape formation; hydrology and sedimentary systems; permafrost degradation; hazards caused by cryospheric changes; and trends of glacier retreat on the global scale along with the impact of climate change. This book can serve as a source of reference at the undergraduate and graduate level and help to better understand snow, ice and glaciers. It will also be an indispensable tool containing specialized literature for geologists, geographers, climatologists, hydrologists, and water resources engineers; as well as for those who are engaged in the practice of agricultural and civil engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, ecosystem management, and other relevant subjects.

Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics Second Edition

Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics  Second Edition
Author: C.J. van der Veen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 1439835667
ISBN 13: 9781439835661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics Second Edition Book Review:

Measuring, monitoring, and modeling technologies and methods changed the field of glaciology significantly in the 14 years since the publication of the first edition of Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics. Designed to help readers achieve the basic level of understanding required to describe and model the flow and dynamics of glaciers, this second edition provides a theoretical framework for quantitatively interpreting glacier changes and for developing models of glacier flow. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Streamlined organization focusing on theory, model development, and data interpretation Introductory chapter reviews the most important mathematical tools used throughout the remainder of the book New chapter on fracture mechanics and iceberg calving Consolidated chapter covers applications of the force-budget technique using measurements of surface velocity to locate mechanical controls on glacier flow The latest developments in theory and modeling, including the addition of a discussion of exact time-dependent similarity solutions that can be used for verification of numerical models The book emphasizes developing procedures and presents derivations leading to frequently used equations step by step to allow readers to grasp the mathematical details as well as physical approximations involved without having to consult the original works. As a result, readers will have gained the understanding needed to apply similar techniques to somewhat different applications. Extensively updated with new material and focusing more on presenting the theoretical foundations of glacier flow, the book provides the tools for model validation in the form of analytical steady-state and time-evolving solutions. It provides the necessary background and theoretical foundation for developing more realistic ice-sheet models, which is essential for better integration of data and observations as well as for better model development.

Glaciers and Ice Sheets in the Climate System

Glaciers and Ice Sheets in the Climate System
Author: Andrew Fowler,Felix Ng
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 3030425843
ISBN 13: 9783030425845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciers and Ice Sheets in the Climate System Book Review:

Our realisation of how profoundly glaciers and ice sheets respond to climate change and impact sea level and the environment has propelled their study to the forefront of Earth system science. Aspects of this multidisciplinary endeavour now constitute major areas of research. This book is named after the international summer school held annually in the beautiful alpine village of Karthaus, Northern Italy, and consists of twenty chapters based on lectures from the school. They cover theory, methods, and observations, and introduce readers to essential glaciological topics such as ice-flow dynamics, polar meteorology, mass balance, ice-core analysis, paleoclimatology, remote sensing and geophysical methods, glacial isostatic adjustment, modern and past glacial fluctuations, and ice sheet reconstruction. The chapters were written by thirty-four contributing authors who are leading international authorities in their fields. The book can be used as a graduate-level textbook for a university course, and as a valuable reference guide for practising glaciologists and climate scientists.

Ice in the Ocean

Ice in the Ocean
Author: Peter Wadhams
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN 10: 1482283085
ISBN 13: 9781482283082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice in the Ocean Book Review:

ICe in the Ocean examines sea ice and icebergs and their role in the global climate system. It is comprehensive textbook suitablefor students, pure and applied researchers, and anyone interested in the polar oceans; the distribution of sea ice; the mechanisms of growth, development and decay; the thermodynamics and dynamics of sea ice; sea ice defo

Towing Icebergs Falling Dominoes and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics

Towing Icebergs  Falling Dominoes  and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics
Author: Robert B. Banks
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 1400846749
ISBN 13: 9781400846740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towing Icebergs Falling Dominoes and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics Book Review:

Although we seldom think of it, our lives are played out in a world of numbers. Such common activities as throwing baseballs, skipping rope, growing flowers, playing football, measuring savings accounts, and many others are inherently mathematical. So are more speculative problems that are simply fun to ponder in themselves--such as the best way to score Olympic events. Here Robert Banks presents a wide range of musings, both practical and entertaining, that have intrigued him and others: How tall can one grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic? Which football player would have a better chance of breaking away--a small, speedy wide receiver or a huge, slow linebacker? Can California water shortages be alleviated by towing icebergs from Antarctica? What is the fastest the 100-meter dash will ever be run? The book's twenty-four concise chapters, each centered on a real-world phenomenon, are presented in an informal and engaging manner. Banks shows how math and simple reasoning together may produce elegant models that explain everything from the federal debt to the proper technique for ski-jumping. This book, which requires of its readers only a basic understanding of high school or college math, is for anyone fascinated by the workings of mathematics in our everyday lives, as well as its applications to what may be imagined. All will be rewarded with a myriad of interesting problems and the know-how to solve them. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science
Author: Alwyn Scott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2006-05-17
ISBN 10: 1135455570
ISBN 13: 9781135455576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science Book Review:

In 438 alphabetically-arranged essays, this work provides a useful overview of the core mathematical background for nonlinear science, as well as its applications to key problems in ecology and biological systems, chemical reaction-diffusion problems, geophysics, economics, electrical and mechanical oscillations in engineering systems, lasers and nonlinear optics, fluid mechanics and turbulence, and condensed matter physics, among others.

Glaciers

Glaciers
Author: Peter Knight
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1134982178
ISBN 13: 9781134982172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciers Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed summary of our knowledge and understanding of glaciers and sets them within a global environment context. The text explains the significance both of recent advances in glaciology, and of teh many research problms that remain to be solved. The accessible style adopted in the text facilitates a clear understanding of glaciers and the role they play in global issues such as environmental change, geoorphology and hydrology. The use of complex mathematics is avoided as the reader is introduced to important concepts and techniques in modern glaciology such as deforming beds, migrating ice-divides and stable isotope analysis. This is an essential reference book for sutdents, professional geologists and researchers and would be ideal for those who want either a rapid up-date or an introduction to the subject. The books' discussion of recent discoveries and of reserch issues for the future, supported by a thorough reference list, enables readers to pursue their own areas of particular interest.

Icebergs

Icebergs
Author: Grant R. Bigg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781316475959
ISBN 13: 1316475956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icebergs Book Review:

"Icebergs are a prime example of an environmental phenomenon that brings together multiple disciplines in the polar sciences, from the physics of calving and melting to the geology of their solid deposits and sea floor interactions. Icebergs are also increasingly seen to play key roles in past and present climate change through addition of freshwater to the ocean, in providing invaluable information through their debris, in fertilising the polar oceans, and as an increasing hazard to Arctic travel and development"--

Some Elements of Iceberg Technology

Some Elements of Iceberg Technology
Author: W. F. Weeks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002837258L
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Iceberg Utilization

Iceberg Utilization
Author: A. A. Husseiny
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1483159175
ISBN 13: 9781483159171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceberg Utilization Book Review:

Iceberg Utilization covers the proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA on October 2-6, 1977. The book focuses on the efforts to consider the feasibility of using icebergs as alternative water and energy resources relative to the growing concern on global water and energy shortage. The compilation first offers information on the patterns of cooperation in international science and technology and evaluation of subsidiary effects and concomitant issues and challenges in iceberg utilization. The text also looks at the consideration of icebergs as potential water resource, including arctic drifting stations, remote sensing, and transport of icebergs. The book discusses elements of iceberg technology and remote sensing of thickness of icebergs, as well as sources and properties of tabular icebergs and towing, handling, processing, and selection of icebergs. The text also considers the international law problems in the acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs; ecological considerations of iceberg transport from Antarctic waters; and energy and freshwater production from icebergs. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to explore the potential of icebergs as energy and water resource.

Glaciers and Climate Change

Glaciers and Climate Change
Author: J. Oerlemans
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9026518137
ISBN 13: 9789026518133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciers and Climate Change Book Review:

This text brings together meteorology and the theory of glacier flow, providing a fundamental understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change. Attention is paid to the microclimate of glaciers and the physical processes regulating the exchange of energy and mass between glacier surface and atmosphere. Simple analytical and numerical models are used to: · investigate glaciers sensitivity to climate change · estimate response times · make an interpretation of historical glacier records · assess the contribution of glacier melt to sea-level rise Modern developments in glacier research, including satellite measurements are discussed in detail, making this a valuable reference source.

Johnson s revised Universal Cyclopaedia

Johnson s  revised  Universal Cyclopaedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 894
Release: 1886
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Johnson s Univeral Cyclop dia

Johnson s Univeral Cyclop  dia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89094373669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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