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Book
xiii, 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-220-01
Book
xii, 693 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Now in its 4th 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 shelves. New material on climate change includes interactions between ice sheets and the ocean and atmosphere, paleoclimate reconstruction using ice cores, Quaternary climate history and the ice ages, and sea level rise. The book also explores topics of interest to geologists and geophysicists, including glacial connections to geomorphology, sedimentation, isostasy, and tectonics. It is completely updated and revised, with 30 per cent new material including climate change. It is accessible to students, and an essential guide for researchers. It is authored by preeminent glaciologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123694614 20160604
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-220-01
Book
xxi, 230 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-220-01
Book
429 p.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 1. Why study glaciers?-- 2. Some basic concepts-- 3. Mass balance-- 4. Flow and fracture of a crystalline material-- 5. The velocity field in a glacier-- 6. Temperature distribution in polar ice sheets-- 7. The coupling between a glacier and its bed-- 8. Water flow in and under glaciers: geomorphic implications-- 9. Stress and deformation-- 10. Stress and velocity distribution in an idealized glacier-- 11. Numerical modeling-- 12. Applications of stress and deformation principles to classical problems-- 13. Finite strain and the origin of foliation-- 14. Response of glaciers to changes in mass balance-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521836098 20160528
This book provides students and practising glaciologists with the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. Relatively simple concepts are introduced first, followed by mathematically more sophisticated chapters. A knowledge of basic calculus is assumed, but important concepts of physical processes 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. This new edition builds on the successful first edition: it has been completely updated, and important new sections and whole chapters have been added. Principles of Glacier Mechanics is designed to be used as a primary textbook in upper division and graduate courses in glaciology, and can be used as either a primary or supplementary text in courses in glacial geology. Practising glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find it useful as a reference book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521836098 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-220-01