Principles of glacier mechanics /

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Author / Creator:Hooke, Roger LeB.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 429 pages) : illustrations
Glacial landforms.
Ice mechanics.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Sedimentology & Stratigraphy.
Glacial landforms.
Ice mechanics.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-420) and index.
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Summary:This book, first published in 2005, 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.
Other form:Print version: Hooke, Roger LeB. Principles of glacier mechanics. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521836093 0521544165
Standard no.:9780511082191 (electronic bk.)
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Hooke (Univ. of Maine) first published Principles of Glacier Mechanics in 1996; this new edition has been substantially updated. It is designed as a primary course resource for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in glaciology and will also serve as a resource for equations and conversion factors for professionals. Knowledge of physics and differential and integral calculus is assumed, as the treatment is highly mathematical; there is scarcely a page without an equation. Despite this, the book is lucid and highly readable. The author's stated goal is to provide the foundations upon which modern glaciological literature rests, not to produce a comprehensive treatise. Nevertheless, the content ranges widely across the discipline and continually connects with landforms produced by the action of glaciers and their melt waters. Topics include mass balance; velocity fields within glaciers; temperature distribution in polar ice sheets; coupling of glacier and bed; water flow; stress and deformation; numerical modeling; and response of glaciers to changes in mass balance. Student exercises, an extensive reference list, and an index complete the presentation. Numerous illustrations are provided and the quality of production is excellent. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. J. D. Ives Carleton University

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