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.

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.

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: 162705605X
ISBN 13: 9781627056052
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 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.

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"--

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

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.

A Thermodynamic and Dynamic Lagrangian Model for Icebergs

A Thermodynamic and Dynamic Lagrangian Model for Icebergs
Author: Maria Abrahamowicz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:316086431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Physics of Hockey

The Physics of Hockey
Author: Alain Hache,Alain Haché
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2002-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780801870712
ISBN 13: 0801870712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Hockey Book Review:

A professor of physics introduces readers to the science behind the sport of hockey, revealing the thermodynamics and mechanics of the game. (Sports & Recreation)

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

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.

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.

Case Studies in Data Analysis

Case Studies in Data Analysis
Author: Jane F. Gentleman,G.A. Whitmore
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461226880
ISBN 13: 9781461226888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Data Analysis Book Review:

This volume is a collection of eight Case Studies in Data Analysis that appeared in various issues of the Canadian Journal of Statistics (OS) over a twelve year period from 1982 to 1993. One follow-up article to Case Study No.4 is also included in the volume. The OS's Section on Case Studies in Data Analysis was initiated by a former editor who wanted to increase the analytical content of the journal. We were asked to become Section Co-Editors and to develop a format for the case studies. Each case study presents analyses of a real data set by two or more analysts or teams of analysts working independently in a simulated consulting context. The section aimed at demonstrating the process of statistical analysis and the possible diversity of approaches and conclusions. For each case study, the Co-Editors found a set of real Canadian data, posed what they thought was an interesting statistical problem, and recruited analysts working in Canada who were willing to tackle it. The published case studies describe the data and the problem, and present and discuss the analysts' solutions. For some case studies, the providers of the data were invited to contribute their own analysis.

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

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.

Physics and Mechanics of Ice

Physics and Mechanics of Ice
Author: P. Tryde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642814344
ISBN 13: 9783642814341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics and Mechanics of Ice Book Review:

In the programme of the symposium was written: "The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Me chanics has taken the initiative to organize the sympo sium. As the name of IUTAM implies, the organization brings forward achievements within the field of theore tical mechanics for application in science and engineer ing. According to the rules of IUTAM that only invited persons can attend, all lecturers and participants have been ap pOinted by the members of the scientific committee. To facilitate contact among the attending persons, it has been decided to restrict the total number to 85 persons including the lecturers. Only one session is planned, making it possible for everybody to attend all lectures. Most scientists and engineers have realized that the knowledge attained by extensive basic research is essen tial in order to solve technological problems. In the process of acquiring this knowledge we often fail to un derstand that scientific progress is only achieved by two main principles: (1) By studying the scientific litera ture and applying or improving the theories in order to predict behaviour and forces correctly, or (2) by re jecting existing theories and developing new ways to cope with the problem, resulting in a more differenti ated and, hopefully, more exact theory. Ice seems to be a simple material, but it is in fact so complex and strange that it is only in the latest dec ades that we have come to know some of the natural laws governing its behaviour.

Iceberg Research

Iceberg Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822009326596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Glacier influenced Sedimentation on High latitude Continental Margins

Glacier influenced Sedimentation on High latitude Continental Margins
Author: J. A. Dowdeswell,C. Ó Cofaigh
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781862391208
ISBN 13: 1862391203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glacier influenced Sedimentation on High latitude Continental Margins Book Review:

This book examines the process and patterns of glacier-influenced sedimentation on high-latitude continental margins and the geophysical and geological signatures of the resulting sediments and landforms. It contains a range of papers concerning modern and glacially-influenced sedimentation in high-latitude areas from both hemispheres, many of which discuss the relationship between glacier dynamics and the sediments and landforms preserved in the glacimarine environment.

Antarctic Journal of the United States

Antarctic Journal of the United States
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MSU:31293016345807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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