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: 1911307029
ISBN 13: 9781911307020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Icebergs Float Book Review:

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. Praise for Why Icebergs Float 'Asking questions is an important scientific skill and sometimes we can only understand something when we can find the language to ask the right questions; books like this can be really helpful in this respect....This book is one of UCL’s open access books. This means that it can be downloaded as a free PDF from the UCL Press website. The commitment to making scientific works such as this freely available is very welcome. This book is very accessible and deserves to reach a wide audience.' - School Science Review 'Morris says in the prologue: ‘If you come away from this book with a greater interest in science and enhanced confidence about tackling it, the book will have served its purpose.’ So, don’t be afraid of science and give Why Icebergs Float a chance. You will absolutely enjoy it.' - Chemistry World '[Why Icebergs Float] draws on experiences and first-person narratives of adult learners who – out of genuine curiosity or embarrassment at their levels of scientific ignorance – have sought to catch-up on lost school science and get a better understanding of their surroundings as a result.' - Education Journal '‘The approach illustrates beautifully the influence of language on understanding. The author makes clear how common language can be misleading when scientists have used everyday words but given them very specific meanings.’ Physics Education

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.

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.

Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere

Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere
Author: Melody Sandells,Daniela Flocco
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 1627053034
ISBN 13: 9781627053037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere Book Review:

The cryosphere encompasses all regions of the planet that experiences water in ice form for some portion of the year. In this book, authors Melody Sandells and Daniela Flocco deliver an introduction to the physics of the cryosphere. This includes the Arcti

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Ice Rivers

Ice Rivers
Author: Jemma Wadham
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 0691229015
ISBN 13: 9780691229010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Rivers Book Review:

A passionate eyewitness account of the mysteries and looming demise of glaciers—and what their fate means for our shared future The ice sheets and glaciers that cover one-tenth of Earth's land surface are in grave peril. High in the Alps, Andes, and Himalaya, once-indomitable glaciers are retreating, even dying. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, thinning glaciers may be unlocking vast quantities of methane stored for millions of years beneath the ice. In Ice Rivers, renowned glaciologist Jemma Wadham offers a searing personal account of glaciers and the rapidly unfolding crisis that they—and we—face. Taking readers on a personal journey from Europe and Asia to Antarctica and South America, Wadham introduces majestic glaciers around the globe as individuals—even friends—each with their own unique character and place in their community. She challenges their first appearance as silent, passive, and lifeless, and reveals that glaciers are, in fact, as alive as a forest or soil, teeming with microbial life and deeply connected to almost everything we know. They influence crucial systems on which people depend, from lucrative fisheries to fertile croplands, and represent some of the most sensitive and dynamic parts of our world. Their fate is inescapably entwined with our own, and unless we act to abate the greenhouse warming of our planet the potential consequences are almost unfathomable. A riveting blend of cutting-edge research and tales of encounters with polar bears and survival under the midnight sun, Ice Rivers is an unforgettable portrait of—and love letter to—our vanishing icy wildernesses.

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

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.

Vanishing Ice

Vanishing Ice
Author: Vivien Gornitz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0231548893
ISBN 13: 9780231548892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanishing Ice Book Review:

The Arctic is thawing. In summer, cruise ships sail through the once ice-clogged Northwest Passage, lakes form on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and polar bears swim farther and farther in search of waning ice floes. At the opposite end of the world, floating Antarctic ice shelves are shrinking. Mountain glaciers are in retreat worldwide, unleashing flash floods and avalanches. We are on thin ice—and with melting permafrost’s potential to let loose still more greenhouse gases, these changes may be just the beginning. Vanishing Ice is a powerful depiction of the dramatic transformation of the cryosphere—the world of ice and snow—and its consequences for the human world. Delving into the major components of the cryosphere, including ice sheets, valley glaciers, permafrost, and floating ice, Vivien Gornitz gives an up-to-date explanation of key current trends in the decline of ice mass. Drawing on a long-term perspective gained by examining changes in the cryosphere and corresponding variations in sea level over millions of years, she demonstrates the link between thawing ice and sea-level rise to point to the social and economic challenges on the horizon. Gornitz highlights the widespread repercussions of ice loss, which will affect countless people far removed from frozen regions, to explain why the big meltdown matters to us all. Written for all readers and students interested in the science of our changing climate, Vanishing Ice is an accessible and lucid warning of the coming thaw.

Principles of Glacier Mechanics

Principles of Glacier Mechanics
Author: Roger LeB. Hooke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1108603971
ISBN 13: 9781108603973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Glacier Mechanics Book Review:

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 the volume 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. The book 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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Cryospheric Science

Introduction to Cryospheric Science
Author: Dahe Qin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811664250
ISBN 13: 9789811664250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment

Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment
Author: Brian Straughan,Ralf Greve,Harald Ehrentraut,Yongqi Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662044390
ISBN 13: 9783662044391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment Book Review:

The topics covered include soil mechanics and porous media, glacier and ice dynamics, climatology and lake physics, climate change as well as numerical algorithms. The book, written by well-known experts, addresses researchers and students interested in physical aspects of our environment.