Cold Region Hazards and Risks [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cold Region Hazards and Risks is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The book brings together information on a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well-known phenomenon such as avalanches and the less familiar including river ice jams and ice storms.

The book offers a clear and accessible structure with a separate chapter allocated to each hazard, featuring an overview of the hazard and highlighting key ...

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Cold Region Hazards and Risks

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Overview

Cold Region Hazards and Risks is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The book brings together information on a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well-known phenomenon such as avalanches and the less familiar including river ice jams and ice storms.

The book offers a clear and accessible structure with a separate chapter allocated to each hazard, featuring an overview of the hazard and highlighting key physical and human issues. Each chapter will also present a summary and conclusions as well as offering key references, making the book an invaluable resource.

  • Discusses the significance of global warming in relation to cold region hazards
  • Uses numerous case studies and broad physical models to provide an applied and scientific context
  • Wide ranging geographical coverage including material from the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Antarctic and Europe
  • Covers the latest developments in the field
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119957188
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

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. 

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