Physics of Glaciers - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750647427, 9780080513867

Physics of Glaciers

3rd Edition

Authors: W. S. B. Paterson
Paperback ISBN: 9780750647427
eBook ISBN: 9780080513867
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th August 1999
Page Count: 496
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Description

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; Structures and Fabrics 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.

Key Features

New paperback edition of a classic text Well-known and respected author Updated and expanded since the second edition, reflecting the advances in most aspects of the subject over the last 40 years.

Readership

Graduate students starting research, also established workers in glacier studies and related subjects such as geomorphology, climatology and paleoclimatology.

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; Structures and Fabrics 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.

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080513867
Paperback ISBN:
9780750647427

About the Author

W. S. B. Paterson

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus, University of Copenhagen, Australian Antarctic Division, and Canadian Polar Continental Shelf Project

Reviews

Reviews of the Hardback 3rd edition: "It is a monumental legacy. It easily surpasses the first two editions, both in scope and in details." Global and Planetary Change II "This book by Paterson remains a seminal text in the field of glaciology. Now in its third edition this text persists as a benchmark book." Quarternary Science Reviews, vol. 15, no. 4 "Like its previous editions, this book is destined to become a classic. It is readable and is a well-written addition to any geophysicist's book collection." EOS "This is an excellent text both for research and teaching purposes" S. Carr, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University