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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Electronic books.
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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.)
Table of Contents:
  • 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