Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

  • ID: 2899553
  • Book
  • 812 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies.
  • Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands
  • Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included
  • Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise
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Introduction; Thermokarst; Glacier Surges; Ice-shelf Collapse; Spatial variability of rates & acceleration of ice mass loss & contribution to sea-level rise; Most likely cumulative sea-level rise by decade; Permafrost loss by decade; Decadal contributions to atmospheric change by permafrost loss; Sea ice and icebergs; Implications of Climate Change; Cryospheric changes & feedbacks to weather changes; Community responses & preparedness to cryospheric changes; Economics of cryospheric changes; Infrastructure development in light of associated coastal & other changes.

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Haeberli, Wilfried
Whiteman, Colin
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