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The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change. Edition No. 1. Environmental Systems and Global Change Series

  • ID: 2178588
  • Book
  • December 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.

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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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Olav Slaymaker University of British Columbia, Canada.

Richard Kelly University of Waterloo.
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