Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Editor(s): Peter G. Knight

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405100182

Online ISBN: 9780470750636

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750636

About this Book

Glacier Science and Environmental Change is an authoritative and comprehensive reference work on contemporary issues in glaciology. It explores the interface between glacier science and environmental change, in the past, present, and future.

Written by the world's foremost authorities in the subject and researchers at the scientific frontier where conventional wisdom of approach comes face to face with unsolved problems, this book provides:

  • state-of-the-art reviews of the key topics in glaciology and related disciplines in environmental change
  • cutting-edge case studies of the latest research
  • an interdisciplinary synthesis of the issues that draw together the research efforts of glaciologists and scientists from other areas such as geologists, hydrologists, and climatologists
  • color-plate section (with selected extra figures provided in color at

The topics in this book have been carefully chosen to reflect current priorities in research, the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, and the developing relationship between glaciology and studies of environmental change.

Glacier Science and Environmental Change is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate research students, and professional researchers in glaciology, geology, geography, geophysics, climatology, and related disciplines.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Glaciers and their Coupling with Hydraulic and Sedimentary Processes

  2. Part 2: Glaciers, Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate

  3. Part 3: Changing Glaciers and their Role in Earth Surface Evolution

    1. Chapter Thirty-Eight

      Reconstruction of Palaeo-Ice Sheets - Inversion of their Glacial Geomorphological Record (pages 192–198)

      Johan Kleman, Clas Hättestrand, Arjen P. Stroeven, Krister N. Jansson, Hernán De Angelis and Ingmar Borgström

    2. Chapter Fifty-Five

      Changing Glaciers in High Asia (pages 275–282)

      Yao Tandong, Pu Jianchen and Liu Shiying

  4. Part 4: Glacier Composition, Mechanics and Dynamics

  5. Part 5: The Practice of Glaciology

    1. Chapter Seventy-Two

      The Practice of Glaciology (pages 363–370)

      Richard B. Alley and Sridhar Anandakrishnan

    2. Chapter Eighty-One

      Ice-Flow Models (pages 413–415)

      Antony J. Payne and Andreas Vieli

    3. Chapter Ninety

      Characteristic Cosmogenic Nuclide Concentrations in Relict Surfaces of Formerly Glaciated Regions (pages 447–449)

      Arjen P. Stroeven, Jon Harbor, Derek Fabel, Johan Kleman, Clas Hättestrand, David Elmore and David Fink

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