Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition, provides you with the latest scientific developments in sea level rise, permafrost degradation, rock/ice avalanches, glacier surges, glacial lake outburst floods, ice shelf collapses, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness and mitigation. The book takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can affect ecosystems and global economies. Special emphasis is placed on the rapidly progressing effects from global warming on the cryosphere, perspectives for the future and latest scientific advances, and technological developments.
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1. Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters: A General Framework 2. Physical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of Snow, Ice, and Permafrost 3. Snow and Ice in the Climate System 4. Snow and Ice in the Hydrosphere 5. Snow, Ice, and the Biosphere 6. Ice and Snow as Land-Forming Agents 7. Mountains, Lowlands, and Coasts: the Physiography of Cold Landscapes 8. Integrated Approaches to Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Dynamic Socio-cryospheric Systems 9. Integrative Risk Management: The Example of Snow Avalanches 10. Permafrost Degradation 11. Radioactive Waste Under Conditions of Future Ice Ages 12. Snow Avalanches 13. Glacier Surges 14. Glacier-Related Outburst Floods 15. Ice Loss and Slope Stability in High-Mountain Regions 16. Catastrophic Mass Flows in the Mountain Glacial Environment 17. Hazards at Ice-Clad Volcanoes: Phenomena, Processes, and Examples From Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile 18. Floating Ice and Ice Pressure Challenge to Ships 19. Retreat Instability of Tidewater Glaciers and Marine Ice Sheets 20. Ice Sheets, Glaciers, and Sea Level
Wilfried Haeberli is professor emeritus at the Geography Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on high mountains, impacts from climate change, glacier and permafrost monitoring, natural hazards and ice-age paleoglaciology. He obtained his PhD in Geography at the University of Basel (1974) and his habilitation in glaciology and geomorphology at ETH Zurich (1985). From 1989 to 1995 he led the Glaciology Section at the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology of ETH Zurich, from 1995 to 2013 he was full professor of Physical Geography at the University of Zurich, from 1986 to 2010 he was the first director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) of IACS/ICSU, UNEP, UNESCO and WMO and from1998 - 2003 he served as a vice president of the International Permafrost Association (IPA). As a member of the Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (TOP-C) from 1996 to 2009 he was responsible for the integration of cryosphere components as Essential Climate Variables into the terrestrial part (Global Terrestrial Observing System; GTOS) of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). He has been actively involved in various functions with the second to the fifth IPCC assessments and works as an expert and consultant concerning high-mountain hazards and climate-change impacts in various countries of South America, Asia and Europe
Colin Whiteman School of Environment and Technology, Brighton University, UK.
Colin Whiteman was Principal Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton. He obtained his PhD in Pleistocene Stratigraphy at the University of London (1990). As Course Leader for the BSc. Physical Geography degree at Brighton, he taught a range of associated subjects, introducing the first course on climate change and, in particular, one on Cold Region Hazards. The latter topic was subsequently developed into a student text book, "Cold Regions Hazards and Risks. He has led student studies in Norway and Iceland and carried out published geomorphological and stratigraphical research in these countries and in Arctic Canada