Glaciers and ice sheets in the climate system : the Karthaus summer school lecture notes /

Our realisation of how profoundly glaciers and ice sheets respond to climate change and impact sea level and the environment has propelled their study to the forefront of Earth system science. Aspects of this multidisciplinary endeavour now constitute major areas of research. This book is named afte...

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 504 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Language:English
Series:Springer textbooks in earth sciences, geography and environment
Springer textbooks in earth sciences, geography and environment.
Subject:Glaciers.
Climatology.
Climatology.
Glaciers.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12608438
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Other authors / contributors:Fowler, Andrew, editor.
Ng, Felix, editor.
Karthaus Summer School on Glaciology.
ISBN:9783030425845
3030425843
3030425827
9783030425821
Digital file characteristics:text file
PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 08, 2021).
Summary:Our realisation of how profoundly glaciers and ice sheets respond to climate change and impact sea level and the environment has propelled their study to the forefront of Earth system science. Aspects of this multidisciplinary endeavour now constitute major areas of research. This book is named after the international summer school held annually in the beautiful alpine village of Karthaus, Northern Italy, and consists of twenty chapters based on lectures from the school. They cover theory, methods, and observations, and introduce readers to essential glaciological topics such as ice-flow dynamics, polar meteorology, mass balance, ice-core analysis, paleoclimatology, remote sensing and geophysical methods, glacial isostatic adjustment, modern and past glacial fluctuations, and ice sheet reconstruction. The chapters were written by thirty-four contributing authors who are leading international authorities in their fields. The book can be used as a graduate-level textbook for a university course, and as a valuable reference guide for practising glaciologists and climate scientists.
Other form:Original 3030425827 9783030425821
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-42584-5