The physics of glaciers / K. M. Cuffey, W. S. B. Paterson

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Editeur / Publisher : Burlington (Mass.) : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier , cop. 2010

Type : Livre / Book

Langue / Language : anglais / English

ISBN : 978-0-12-369461-4

ISBN : 0-12-369461-2

Catalogue Worldcat

Glaciers

Classification Dewey : 551.31/2

Relation : The Physics of Glaciers [Ressource électronique] / Kurt M. Cuffey, W. S. B. Paterson / San Diego, CA, USA : Elsevier Science & Technology Books , [20..]

Résumé / Abstract : La 4e de couverture indique : "Now in its fourth edition, this classic text covers the physical principles underlying the behavior of glaciers, -terrestrial ice bodies originating as accumulations of snow, -including mountain glaciers, small ice caps, ice sheets, and ice shelves. New and expanded chapters discuss climate change topics, including: how ice core studies obtain information about past climate and atmospheric composition; the reaction of glaciers and ice sheets to global warming; quaternary climate history and the ice ages; and the challenge of projecting future sea-level rise. The book explores many additional topics of interest to geologists and geophysicists who study tectonics and geomorphology."