The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
140512976X
ISBN-13:
9781405129763
Pub. Date:
01/28/2007
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of the cryosphere system in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate.

  • Considers all six aspects of the cryosphere – ice sheets, glacier ice, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice and snow – in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate.
  • Describes a new concept of cryosphere transience and landscape transition which links climate, hydrology, ecology and geomorphology.
  • Looks at the evidence, process, and patterns of cryosphere change, on local and global scales.
  • Provides a wealth of data to inform the current global environmental change debate.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Crónicas=index&bcsId=5064&itemId=140512976X.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405129763
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Environmental Systems and Global Change Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Evidence for Cryospheric Change.

2. The Monitoring of Cryospheric Change.

3. Processes of Cryospheric Change.

4. Patterns of the Contemporary Cryosphere at Local to Global Scales.

5. The Evidence for Past Cryospheric Changes.

6. The Transience of the Cryosphere and Transitional Landscapes.

7. Cryospheric Change and Vulnerability at Quaternary, Holocene, and Anthropocene Timescales.

References.

Index

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