566 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
12, 359, xiii p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 online resource
1 online resource (x, 640 pages) : illustrations
  • Application of Ultrasonic Technology for Measuring Physical and Mechanical Properties of Frozen Silty Clay
  • Characterization of the Physical Properties of Frozen Soil under Varying Ice Content
  • Analysis of Soil Structures and the Mechanisms under the Action of Freezing and Thawing Cycles
  • Laboratory Column Experiment to Evaluate Oxygen Diffusion through Covers with Capillary Barrier Effects Subjected to Freeze-Thaw Cycles
  • Massive Ice and Ice-Rich Soil Detection by Gravimetric Surveying at Dry Creek, Southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada
  • Characterizing a Frozen Debris Lobe, Dalton Highway, Alaska
  • Development of a Core Barrel for an In Situ Measurement of the Thaw Consolidation Behavior of Permafrost
  • Laying the Foundations for the Development of an Extension to the Theory of Thaw Consolidation
  • Rail Embankment Investigation Using Remote Sensing for a Permafrost Region
  • Permafrost-Related Embankment Deformations along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway
  • Thermal Modeling and Verification of the Embankment for the Barter Island Airport Relocation
  • Measurements and Modeling of Frost Depth in Railway Tracks.
  • Freeze-Thaw Durability of Subgrades Stabilized with Recycled Materials
  • Correlation of Results from Freeze-Thaw and Vacuum Saturation Testing of Cement-Treated Base and Subgrade Materials
  • Residual Structural Capacity of a Cement-Treated Base Layer Constructed Using Full-Depth Reclamation on Interstate 84 in Northern Utah
  • Land-Improvement Technology Using the Heat of Soil Stabilizer Reactions in Cold Regions
  • Albedo of Pavement Surfacing Materials : In Situ Measurements
  • Solar Effects on Frost-Thaw Patterns at Two Adjacent Roadway Test Sections : Case Study
  • Monitoring of Flexible Pavement Structures during Freezing and Thawing
  • Repeatability and Reproducibility of Low-Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures Using a Modified Bending Beam Rheometer
  • Evaluating the Effect of Air Voids and Binder Content in Cold Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures with the Bending Beam Rheometer
  • Low Temperature Performance of Bio-Derived/Chemical Additives in Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Numerical Study on the Cracking Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Overlay Subjected to Temperature Loading
  • Foundations for Retrofit and New Construction in Permafrost, Discontinuous Permafrost, and Other Problem Soil Areas
  • Solar-Driven Active Hydronic Cooling System for Permafrost Preservation
  • Simulation Analysis of the Refreezing Characteristics of Cast-in-Place Piles in Permafrost Regions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
  • Structural Engineering Developments Associated with Australian Antarctic Buildings over the Past 60 Years.
  • Rapid Assessment of Snow Drifting Conditions Using Physical Model Simulations
  • Ground Snow Loads Revisited
  • Structural Challenges with a Fiber-Composite Building in Antarctica
  • Comparison of Moisture Content and Electrical Conductivity of Lightweight and Normal-Weight Concrete Bridge Decks : Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Vertical Impedance Testing for Assessing Protection from Chloride-Based Deicing Salts Provided by an Asphalt Overlay System on a Concrete Bridge Deck
  • Evaluation of Lithium Silicate and Silane Applications for Sealing Concrete Barrier Walls Exposed to Chloride-Based Deicing Salts
  • Frost Heave : A Semi-Empirical Model Based on Field Data
  • A Method for Estimating Frost Heave Forces Acting on Ground Anchors
  • Tangential Heave Stress for the Design of Deep Foundations Revisited
  • Frost Heave Mitigation Using Polymer Injection and Frost Depth Prediction
  • Maintenance and Drainage Issues for Gravel and Snow Road Transitions : Case Study at the Scott Base Transition, Antarctica
  • Prediction of Pavement Surface Temperature Using Meteorological Data for Optimal Winter Operations in Parking Lots
  • Winter Travel Speed Data as Performance Measures for Winter Operations
  • Modeling the Snow Melting Performance of Salt : A Mechanistic-Empirical Approach
  • Expedient Skiway Reconnaissance and Operations near Resolute Bay, Canada
  • Construction over Frozen Ground on the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension Project.
  • Cold Weather Construction Applications : A Case Study on Cold Weather Construction Practices on the I-15 CORE Project
  • Predicting When Peak Discharge Occurs for Ephemeral Flow at McMurdo Station Watershed
  • Impacts of Hydropower Development on Cold Regions Rivers
  • Development of an Aqueduct Flow and Ice Simulation Model
  • Understanding Ice Processes on the Susitna River, Alaska
  • Cold Weather Integrity Dig on a Scenic River, Northern Michigan
  • Numerical Analysis of the Thermal Impact of Parallel Buried Pipelines on Permafrost Foundations
  • Dynamic Resonance Response and Mitigation of Wind Turbine Towers in Warm Permafrost
  • Forensic Investigation of a Collapsed Section of a 230 kV Transmission Line
  • Bridging the Gap between Climate Science and Cold Regions Engineering Practice
  • Effect of Climate Changes Expected during Winter on Pavement Performance
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis of Linear Infrastructure : State of the Practice and Research Plan.
1 online resource : illustrations.
2, 175 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource (480 pages).
  • From the Contents: Keynote; A.J. Gharrett
  • Using halotype trees for phylogeographic and species inference in fish populations; A.R. Templeton
  • Genetics of populations: freshwater and anadromous species
  • Genetics of populations: marine species
  • Genetics of populations: methods and applications
  • Genetic variability: fitness and adaptation
  • Genetic variability: phenotype and maintenance of variation
  • Aquaculture genetics: interactions of cultured and wild fish
  • Aquaculture genetics: applications
  • Phylogenetics.
Fisheries genetics researchers will find invaluable the thirty-eight peer-reviewed contributions in this book, presented at the 20th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium "Genetics of Subpolar Fish and Invertebrates, " held in May 2002 in Juneau, Alaska. Looming over concerns of lost fisheries stocks and persistent erosion of genetic variability are predictions of global warming, which may further tax genetic resources. One consequence is an increased reliance on genetic applications to many aspects of fisheries management, aquaculture, and conservation. The contributions in this book are important to modern fisheries science and genetics, and illustrate the evolution of the field over the past decade. The improved technology provides tools to address increasingly complicated problems in traditional applications and ecological and behavioral studies. The union between molecular and quantitative genetics, where many of the major questions about population structure and evolution remain unanswered, will also benefit from the new technologies.
xiv, 366 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Preface xiii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Concept and rationale 1 1.2 Scope and classification of the hazards 2 1.3 Hazard awareness 5 1.4 Physical properties of ice 7 1.5 Hazard and risk 8 1.6 Summary 10 2 Arctic Sea Ice 13 2.1 Introduction 13 2.2 The Arctic Ocean 15 2.3 Sea ice 17 2.3.1 Definition and formation 17 2.3.2 Thickness and age 17 2.3.3 Distribution and extent 21 2.4 Impacts 23 2.5 Direct impacts 24 2.5.1 Entrapment 24 2.5.2 Access to Arctic sea ice 24 2.5.3 Shore ice override (ivu) 27 2.6 Indirect impacts 29 2.6.1 Coastal erosion 29 2.6.2 Access to the Arctic Ocean space following ice loss 34 2.6.3 Iceberg severity 35 2.6.4 Ice sheet stability 35 2.6.5 Ecosystems 35 2.6.6 Climate change and the MOC 37 2.7 Mitigation 38 2.7.1 Introduction 38 2.7.2 Sea-ice presence 39 2.7.3 Sea-ice loss 41 2.8 Summary 42 3 Ice Sheets - Antarctica and Greenland 45 3.1 Introduction 45 3.2 Ice sheet systems 47 3.2.1 Ice domes 48 3.2.2 Ice streams and outlet glaciers 49 3.2.3 Ice shelves 49 3.2.4 Sea ice 51 3.3 Greenland 52 3.4 Antarctica 56 3.5 Impacts of ice sheet loss 62 3.5.1 Sea-level rise 62 3.5.2 Iceberg flux 65 3.5.3 Ecosystem change 66 3.5.4 Climate and ocean circulation change 67 3.6 Mitigation 68 3.7 Summary 69 4 Icebergs 71 4.1 Introduction 71 4.2 Iceberg characteristics 72 4.2.1 Composition 72 4.2.2 Size 73 4.2.3 Shape 74 4.2.4 Sources 75 4.2.5 Distribution 76 4.2.6 Life expectancy 79 4.3 Iceberg impact and risk 81 4.3.1 Ship-iceberg collisions 82 4.3.2 Iceberg-fixed installation collisions 86 4.3.3 Sea bed scouring 88 4.3.4 Impact on ecological systems 88 4.3.5 Impacts on global climate 89 4.4 Iceberg mitigation 90 4.4.1 Detection, monitoring, databases and research 91 4.4.2 Threat evaluation and prediction 95 4.4.3 Ice management 96 4.4.4 Avoidance 97 4.5 Summary 98 5 Glaciers 101 5.1 Introduction 101 5.2 Inherent glacier hazards 102 5.2.1 Crevasses 102 5.2.2 Seracs 104 5.2.3 Ice avalanches 104 5.2.4 Complex avalanches 113 5.2.5 Ponded lakes 116 5.3 Glacier mass balance changes 116 5.3.1 Advancing glaciers 117 5.3.2 Surging glaciers 118 5.3.3 Retreating glaciers 121 5.4 Mitigation measures 129 5.5 Summary 130 6 Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) 133 6.1 Introduction 133 6.2 The glacial meltwater system 134 6.3 GLOFs 134 6.4 Trigger mechanisms 136 6.5 Risk 142 6.6 Mitigation 150 6.6.1 Hard measures (engineering) 150 6.6.2 Soft measures 151 6.7 Summary 154 7 Permafrost 157 7.1 Introduction 157 7.2 Permafrost distribution and characteristics 159 7.3 Permafrost hazardousness 163 7.4 Lowland permafrost hazards 167 7.4.1 Mitigation measures 173 7.4.2 Climate change 174 7.4.3 Mapping 175 7.4.4 Geotechnical engineering 178 7.5 Mountain permafrost hazards 189 7.5.1 Mitigation strategies 195 7.6 Summary 201 8 Snow Avalanches 203 8.1 Introduction 203 8.2 Definition, classification and motion 204 8.3 Factors promoting avalanches 207 8.3.1 Meteorology 207 8.3.2 Terrain 211 8.4 Impacts of avalanches 212 8.4.1 Damage 214 8.4.2 Fatalities 214 8.5 Mitigation methods 218 8.5.1 Information 219 8.5.2 Modification and control 225 8.5.3 Avoidance 227 8.6 Summary 236 9 River Ice - Ice Jams and Ice Roads 237 9.1 Introduction 237 9.2 Ice jams 238 9.2.1 Introduction 238 9.2.2 Ice formation and freeze-up 241 9.2.3 Ice breakup 246 9.2.4 Ice jam processes and sites 248 9.2.5 Ice jam impacts 250 9.2.6 Ice jam mitigation 253 9.3 Ice roads 259 9.3.1 Introduction 259 9.3.2 Ice-forming processes and ice types 260 9.3.3 Construction 262 9.3.4 Loading 263 9.3.5 Road use 265 9.3.6 Hazards 267 9.4 Summary 272 10 Winter Storms - Ice Storms and Blizzards 273 10.1 Introduction 273 10.2 Definitions 274 10.3 Weather systems and processes 276 10.3.1 Air pressure patterns 276 10.3.2 Air temperature 280 10.4 Impacts 282 10.4.1 Fatalities and injuries 285 10.4.2 Physical damages 286 10.4.3 Economic losses 286 10.4.4 Transport and traffic disruption 287 10.4.5 Power loss 289 10.5 Mitigation 289 10.5.1 Forecasting 290 10.5.2 Forward planning 291 10.5.3 Effective procedures 293 10.5.4 Public response 294 10.5.5 North-east Snowfall Impacts Scale (NESIS) 295 10.5.6 Impact of climate warming 296 10.6 Summary 298 11 Conclusions - The Future 299 References 303 Glossary 335 Acronyms 341 Index 345.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470029275 20160605
  • Preface. 1 Introduction. 1.1 Concept and rationale. 1.2 Scope and classification of the hazards. 1.3 Hazard awareness. 1.4 Physical properties of ice classification. 1.5 Hazard and Risk. 1.6 Summary. 2 Arctic Sea Ice. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 The Arctic Ocean. 2.3 Sea ice. 2.4 Impacts. 2.5 Direct impacts. 2.6 Indirect impacts. 2.7 Mitigation. 2.8 Summary. 3 Ice Sheets - Antarctica and Greenland. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Ice sheet systems. 3.3 Greenland. 3.4 Antarctica. 3.5 Impacts of ice sheet loss. 3.6 Mitigation. 3.7 Summary. 4 Icebergs. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Iceberg characteristics. 4.3 Iceberg impact and risk. 4.4 Iceberg mitigation. 4.5 Summary. 5 Glaciers. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Inherent glacier hazards. 5.3 Glacier mass balance changes. 5.4 Mitigation measures. 5.5 Summary. 6 Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 The glacial meltwater system. 6.3 GLOFs. 6.4 Trigger mechanisms. 6.5 Risk. 6.6 Mitigation. 6.7 Summary. 7 Permafrost. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Permafrost distribution and characteristics. 7.3 Permafrost hazardousness. 7.4 Lowland permafrost hazards. 7.5 Mountain permafrost hazards. 7.6 Summary. 8 Snow Avalanches. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Definition, classification and motion. 8.3 Factors promoting avalanches. 8.4 Impacts of avalanches. 8.5 Mitigation methods. 8.6 Summary. 9 River Ice - Ice Jams and Ice Roads. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Ice jams. 9.3 Ice roads. 9.4 Summary. 10 Winter storms - Ice Storms and Blizzards. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Definitions. 10.3 Weather systems and processes. 10.4 Impacts. 10.5 Mitigation. 10.6 Summary. 11 Conclusions - The future. References. Glossary. Acronyms. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470029282 20160605
This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) using, in many cases, material which is rarely seen outside advanced academic research books and journals. The range of ice-related hazards will be introduced and the significance of the current global warming context discussed. Broad physical models of glacial, periglacial and atmospheric cold environments are presented to provide a scientific context for discussion of the human issues of risk, vulnerability impact and mitigation. Key Features: Wide ranging geographical coverage (the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Antarctic & Europe) Localised hazards (avalanches, life storms, landslides) contrasted to those with wider reaching effects (arctic ice loss, ice sheet retreat and wide spread permafrost decay) Includes the latest developments in the field Each chapter includes hazards overview, summery, conclusions, potential projects exercise and key references Includes a supplementary website with figures from the text and further references Each chapter includes a hazards overview, summary, conclusions, potential projects exercise and key references.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470029275 20160605
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
246 p. : ill., maps.
  • The Nature of Contaminant Hydrology and Case Studies for Assessment Problems of Contaminant Hydrology in Siberia, O.F. Vasiliev Direct Measurements of Air Distribution During In Situ Air Sparging, D. J. McKay and L. J. Acomb Subsurface Barrier and Recovery Trench for Contaminant Removal: Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, Point Barrow, Alaska, J. Baldwin, R. Borrego, and A. Rossi Strategies for Development of Cost-Effective Amelioration Procedures for Oil Spills in Cold Regions, P.J. Williams, W. G. Rees, D.W. Riseborough, and T.L. White Examples Applications of Models for Cold Regions Basis Guidelines for Conducting Groundwater Modeling Efforts to Meet Environmental Requirements, G.R. Bruck Hydrogeological Problems in Developing the Diamond-Bearing Deposits in Northern Regions of Russia, V.A. Mironenko and F.G. Astrohchenko Application of Freezing for Concentrating Solutes in Liquid Radioactive Waste Solutions, I.L. Khodakovsky, M.V. Mironenko, I.V. Chernysheva, and O.S. Pokrovsky Feasibility and Computer Model Studies of Isolation of Radioactive Wastes in Perennially Frozen Bedrock, A.N. Kazakov, N.F. Lobanov, M.V. Mironenko, A.I. Shapkin, and S.A. Grant Permafrost and Stratigraphic Layer Identification Using a Hierarchical Neural Network for Interpretation of Ground-Penetrating Radar, J.M. Sullivan, Jr., R. Ludwig, and D.V. Repin Case Study Models for Cold Regions Permeability of Frozen Silt to Organic Contaminants, K. Winnicky A Pore-Scale Model for Soil Freezing, L.A. Ferrand Sensible Heat Exchange During Snowmelt, J.M. Baker Retention Kinetics Heavy Metals in Soils: Modeling Approaches, H.M. Selim, and I.K. Iskandar Measurements and Modeling of Benzene Transport in a Discontinuous Permafrost Region, L.D. Hinzman, R.A. Johnson, D.L. Kane, A.M. Farris, and G.J. Light.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566704762 20160604
Environmental contamination in cold regions poses unique problems. It affects traditionally pristine areas and presents substantial operational difficulties. The extreme temperature range, soils and geology, the unique biological diversity, the freezing and thawing of pollutants, and the impact of human activities make environmental site assessment and remediation a challenging task. Based on papers presented at an international workshop held in Anchorage, Alaska, Contaminant Hydrology: Cold Regions Modeling provides insight into areas such as: Problems of contaminant hydrology Strategies for development of cost effective amelioration procedures Basic guidelines for conducting groundwater modeling Feasibility and computer model studies Appoximately 50% of the earth's land mass is frozen at some time during the annual cycle. While we know a lot about contaminant fate and transport in cold regions, we must gain a better understanding of the effects of contamination and predicting the effectiveness of remedial actions. Contaminant Hydrology: Cold Regions Modeling provides this knowledge, making it easier to choose cost-efficient and effective methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566704762 20160604
1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Catastrophic slope processes in glaciated zones of mountainous regions.- Slope instability phenomenon in the permafrost region along the Qinghai-Tibetan Highway, China.- Occurrence mechanism and movement characteristics of landslides in Bei'an to Heihe expressway area in China under the climate change.- Forming mechanism of landslides in the seasonal frozen loess region in China.- Investigation and mechanism clarification of the 2011.1.5 Atom-en landslide in Kashima area, Matsue city.- Bedding landslide formation mechanism and traits in Lesser Khingan Mountain.The impact of freeze-thaw on the stability of soil cut slope in high-latitude frozen regions.- Effect of solar energy absorption in the embankment of the Qinghai-Tibet railway in the permafrost region.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319008660 20160618
Landslides in cold regions have different mechanisms from those in other areas, and comparatively few research efforts have been made in this field. Recently, because of climate change, some new trends concerning landslide occurrence and motion have appeared, severely impacting economic development and communities. This book collects key case studies from the cold regions all over the world, providing an overview of the general situation.
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851 p.
ix, 149 p. : ill. maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 199 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 459 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvi, 200 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxxiv, 341 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Part One: The Periglacial Domain 2. Introduction 3. Periglacial Landscapes 4. Periglacial Climates 5. Part Two: Present Day Periglacial Environments 6. Frost Action and Cryogenic Weathering 7. Permafrost 8. Ground Ice 9. Thermokarst 10. The Active Layer 11. Slope Processes 12. Hill Slope Morphology 13. Fluvial Processes and Landform 14. Wind Action and Coastal Processes 15. Part Three: Pleistocene Periglacial Environments 16. Pleistocene Periglacial Conditions 17. Relict Periglacial Phenomena 18. Pleistocene Wind Action, Tundra Rivers and Periglacial Landscape Modification 19. Part Four: Applied Geomorphology 20. Geotechnical and Engineering Aspects 21. Global Change and Periglacial Environments 22. References 23. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582305366 20160527
A fascinating and authoritative overview of some of the world's cold non-glacial environments, with an emphasis on the North American and Eurasian polar, and mid-latitude lowlands. It describes the landforms and geomorphic processes which typify these environments. Divided into four parts, the book summarises the range and variability of periglacial climates, the main elements of periglacial landscape evolution, evidence for the existence of Pleistocene periglacial conditions in mid-latitudes and the current impact of human activity, including global warming.
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Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
151 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Climate change, snow cover and avalanches / P.M.B. Föhn
  • Possible effects of climatic change on the evolution of Alpine permafrost / W. Haeberli
  • Permafrost response to climate change / E.A. Koster & M.E. Nieuwenhuijzen
  • Climate change and debris flow activity in high-mountain areas: a case study in the Swiss Alps / M. Zimmermann & W. Haeberli
  • Climate change and landscape development: an example from the past / J. Vandenberghe
  • Response of Alpine vegetation to global climate change / Ch. Körner
  • Peat accumulation and the global carbon cycle / N. Malmer
  • Climate change and boreal forest fires in Fennoscandia and Central Canada / R. Suffling
  • Possible impact of climatic change on forested landscapes in Central Europe: a review / J. Fanta.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 161 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
x, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
An overview of some of the world's cold non-glacial environments, with an emphasis on the North American and Eurasian polar, and mid-latitude lowlands. It describes the landforms and geomorphic processes which typify these environments.
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Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

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