The Physics of Glaciers
- W.S.B. Paterson
For graduate students starting research and also for established workers in glacier studies and related subjects such as geomorphology, climatology and paleoclimatology.
- Published: October 1994
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-037944-9
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Transformation of Snow to Ice. Mass Balance. Heat Budget and Climatology. Structure and Deformation of Ice. Hydraulics of Glaciers. Glacier Sliding. Deformation of Subglacial Till. Structure and Fabrics in Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Distribution of Temperature in Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Steady Flow of Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Flow of Ice Shelves and Ice Streams. Non-steady Flow of Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Surging and Tidewater Glaciers. Ice Core Studies. Appendices. References. Subject index.
6 b&w photos, 121 line drawings, 811 lit. refs. + 69 further reading suggestions.