Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers / Edition 1

Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers / Edition 1

by Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642034144

ISBN-13: 9783642034145

Pub. Date: 08/20/2009

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers presents an introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of flowing ice masses on Earth. Based on an outline of general continuum mechanics, the different initial-boundary-value problems for the flow of ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps and glaciers are systematically derived. Special emphasis is put on developing hierarchies

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Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers presents an introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of flowing ice masses on Earth. Based on an outline of general continuum mechanics, the different initial-boundary-value problems for the flow of ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps and glaciers are systematically derived. Special emphasis is put on developing hierarchies of approximations for the different systems, and suitable numerical solution techniques are discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to glacial isostasy. The book is appropriate for graduate courses in glaciology, cryospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geophysics and related fields. Standard undergraduate knowledge of mathematics (calculus, linear algebra) and physics (classical mechanics, thermodynamics) provide a sufficient background for successfully studying the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642034145
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Series:
Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ice in the Climate System.- Vectors, Tensors and Their Representation.- Elements of Continuum Mechanics.- Constitutive Equations for Polycrystalline Ice.- Large-Scale Dynamics of Ice Sheets.- Large-Scale Dynamics of Ice Shelves.- Dynamics of Glacier Flow.- Glacial Isostasy.- Advanced Topics.- Conclusions, Summary and Outlook.- Erratum.

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