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The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change

Gambar Muka Surat
Tahun Penerbitan
2007
Main Author
Olav Slaymaker, Richard Kelly
Summary

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