Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121794507, 9780323148894

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses

1st Edition

Editors: Samuel C. Colbeck
eBook ISBN: 9780323148894
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th June 1970
Page Count: 478
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Description

Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses gives an outline of snow and ice studies with an emphasis on essential properties and processes. The monograph also treats the dynamical aspects of snow and ice masses.

The text covers topics such as the flow and temperature of ice sheets and shelves, the numerical modeling of ice-sheet changes; the structure of glaciers, the experimental creep behavior of ice, flow law of glacier ice, and advance and retreat of glaciers. Also covered are topics such as sea ice - the physics of its growth, drift, and decay; iceberg deterioration, sources, drift, and drift patterns; and freshwater ice growth, motion, and decay.

The book is recommended as a textbook for graduate-level students of snow and ice studies and as reference for climatologists.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


1 Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves


I. Introduction


II. Theoretical Background


III. Flow of Ice Sheets


IV. Numerical Modeling of Ice-Sheet Changes


V. Flow of Ice Shelves


VI. Temperatures in Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves


VII. Instabilities in Ice Sheets


References


2 Temperate Valley Glaciers


I. Introduction


II. General Description of Processes


III. Structure of a Glacier


IV. Notation and Basic Equations


V. Experimental Creep Behavior of Ice


VI. Variation of Velocity and Stress with Depth


VII. Variation of Velocity and Stress in a Cross Section


VIII. Longitudinal Variation of Velocity and Stress


IX. Flow Law of Glacier Ice Inferred from Deformation Measurements


X. Sliding Behavior of Glaciers


XI. Mathematical Theory of Sliding


XII. Advance and Retreat of Glaciers


References


3 Sea Ice Growth, Drift, and Decay


I. Introduction


II. General Characteristics of Sea Ice


III. Physics of Sea Ice Growth, Drift, and Decay


IV. Numerical Simulation of Sea Ice Growth, Drift, and Decay


V. Concluding Remarks


References


4 Iceberg Drift and Deterioration


I. Introduction


II. Icebergs and Their Sources


III. Global Drift Patterns


IV. Local Iceberg Drift


V. Deterioration


VI. Future Trends in Research


References


5 Freshwater Ice Growth, Motion, and Decay


I. Introduction


II. River Ice


III. Lake Ice


IV. Artificial Effects on River Ice


V. Artificial Effects on Lake Ice


Details

No. of pages:
478
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323148894

About the Editor

Samuel C. Colbeck

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