Arctic ice shelves and ice islands /

This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of Arctic ice shelves, ice islands and related features. Ice shelves are permanent areas of ice which float on the ocean surface while attached to the coast, and typically occur in very cold environments where perennial sea ice builds...

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Imprint:Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, [2017]
©2017
Description:1 online resource (xii, 422 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Language:English
Series:Springer Polar sciences
Springer Polar sciences.
Subject:Ice shelves -- Arctic regions.
Ice islands -- Arctic regions.
Ice -- Arctic Ocean.
Climatic changes -- Arctic regions.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Ice.
Ecology.
Climatic changes.
Ice islands.
Ice shelves.
Arctic.
Ice.
Climate change.
Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions.
Arctic Regions.
Arctic Ocean.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11274332
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Other authors / contributors:Copland, Luke, editor.
Mueller, Derek, editor.
ISBN:9789402411010
9402411011
9789402410990
9402410996
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of Arctic ice shelves, ice islands and related features. Ice shelves are permanent areas of ice which float on the ocean surface while attached to the coast, and typically occur in very cold environments where perennial sea ice builds up to great thickness, and/or where glaciers flow off the land and are preserved on the ocean surface. These landscape features are relatively poorly studied in the Arctic, yet they are potentially highly sensitive indicators of climate change because they respond to changes in atmospheric, oceanic and glaciological conditions. Recent fracturing and breakup events of ice shelves in the Canadian High Arctic have attracted significant scientific and public attention, and produced large ice islands which may pose a risk to Arctic shipping and offshore infrastructure. Much has been published about Antarctic ice shelves, but to date there has not been a dedicated book about Arctic ice shelves or ice islands. This book fills that gap.
Other form:Print version: Arctic ice shelves and ice islands. Dordrecht : Springer, 2017 9402410996 9789402410990
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-024-1101-0