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Ice Sheets: Dynamics, Formation and Environmental Concerns
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Editors: Jonas Müller and Luka Koch
Book Description:
Ice sheets as vast accumulations of frozen water on land are a direct expression of energy distribution on our planet. They form from the interplay of intensive accumulation of frozen water and insufficient melt during the summer. They define global sea-level and affect the geochemical composition of the ocean. This book presents current research in the study of the dynamics, formation and environmental concerns relating to ice sheets. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

Ice Sheet Dynamics: Oceans Trapped on Land
(Daniel Winkelmann, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany) pp. 1-18

Stratigraphy, Paleoenvironments and Provenance of Late Pleistocene Glacial Sediments in the Southeastern Great Lakes Region:Implications for Ice Sheet Dynamics
(Jeffrey L. Howard and Michael Coram, Department of Geology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, US and John M. Zawiskie, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills Michigan USA) => pp. 19-72

United States Contribution to Antarctic Glaciology: A Personal Perspective
(Terence J. Hughes, Earth Sciences and Climate Change, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA) pp. 73-92

Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics and Glacial Earthquake Activities
(Masaki Kanao, Seiji Tsuboi, Rhett Butler, Kent Anderson, Trine Dahl-Jensen, Tine Larsen, Meredith Nettles, Peter Voss, Dean Childs, John Clinton, Eleonore Stutzmann, Tetsuto Himeno, Genti Toyokuni, Satoru Tanaka, Yoko Tono, National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, and others) pp. 93-120

Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheet and Ice Shelves: Assessing the Effects of Uncertainty on the Model Parameters by Sensitivity Analysis
(Mauro Giudici, Fulvia Baratelli, Giulia Castellani, Chiara Vassena, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra “A. Desio”, Milano, Italy, and others) pp. 121-142

Implications of Complex Glacial Deposits for Till Geochemical Exploration: Examples from the Central Fennoscandian Ice Sheet
(P. Sarala, V.J. Ojala, Geological Survey of Finland, Rovaniemi, Finland)* pp. 143-171

The Former Tibetan Ice Sheet
(Matthias Kuhle, Dept. of Geography and High Mountain Geomorphology, Geographisches Institut der Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany) pp. 173-203

Index pp. 205-212

   Series:
      Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 222, 7x10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-367-1
   Status: AV
  
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