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Authors: Terence J. Hughes (University of Maine, USA) 
Book Description:
This book presents the basic physics needed to model the past, present and future of large continental ice sheets. Minimal mathematical ability is needed. Simple triangles and rectangles allow a visual treatment of the force balance for stresses driving and opposing glacier flow. The holistic aspect of the book recognizes that ice flow in ice sheets begins as slow sheet flow from high convex ice domes near the center of an ice sheet, with most sheet flow converging on fast concave currents of ice called ice streams near the ice-sheet margin, and ends as relatively thin and flat shelves of ice floating in water or lobes of ice grounded on land. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

Overview pp. 1-7

1. Introduct pp. 9-13

2. Holistic Modeling of Dynamic Systems pp. 15-17

3. Ice Sheets, Climate, and Sea Level pp. 19-25

4. Ice pp. 27-29

5. Components of a Holistic Model pp. 31-33

6. Tensors pp. 35-39

7. Modeling Ice Sheets Along Ice Flowbands pp. 41-45

8. Linear Sheet Flow in Flowbands( = 0) pp. 47-50

9. Linear Shelf Flow in Flowbands ( = 1) pp. 51-53

10. Linear Stream Flow in Flowbands (0 < < 1) pp. 55-59

11. How Produces Concave Profiles for Ice Streams pp. 61-71

12. Dependence of Stresses on Floating Fraction of Ice
pp. 73-79

13. Ice-Shelf Buttressing Beyond Ice Streams pp. 81-84

14. Assessing the Geometrical Force Balance in Flowbands
pp. 85-91

15. Perturbations in the Force Balance of Ice Flowbands
pp. 93-98

16. Relating Ợt to the Mass Balance for Shelf Flow and Stream Flow
pp. 99-102
17. Relating tỢ to the Mass Balance for Sheet Flow pp. 103-106

18. Relating tS to the Mass Balance for Stream Flow and Shelf Flow
pp. 107-109

19. Relating to the Mass Balance for Stream Flow pp. 111-121

20. Limiting Ice Thinning Rates to Perturbations in pp. 123-126

21. Assessing the Mass Balance Treatment pp. 127-130

22. Reconstructing Former Ice Sheets For Changing Glacial Isostasy
pp. 131-137
23. The Marine Ice Instability pp. 139-143

24. How Flowband Profiles Reveal Basal Thermal Conditions
pp. 145-151

25. Geometric Logic Links Ice Dynamics to IceBed Coupling
pp. 153-156

26. How Ice Sheets Cause Abrupt Climate Change pp. 157-159

27. Slab Calving Above Water pp. 161-170

28. Block Calving Below Water pp. 171-176

29. Calving Giant Tabular Icebergs From Ice Shelves pp. 177-185

30. Catastrophic Disintegration of Ice Shelves pp. 187-194

Conclusions pp. 195-196

Appendices pp. 197-245

Acknowledgments pp. 247

References pp. 249-256

Index pp. 257-261

   Series:
      Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
      Physics Research and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- October
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - C) 261pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-729-6
   Status: AV
  
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