2009, State of the Cryosphere: Glaciers and Ice Sheets

2009, State of the Cryosphere: Glaciers and Ice Sheets

Author(s): Collected Reprint Series

Published Online: 3 MAR 2014 03:48AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118788394

Online ISBN: 9781118782033

DOI: 10.1002/9781118782033

About this Book

The cryosphere is a uniquely sensitive and strikingly symbolic indicator of climate change, but it has been one of the least observed, and least understood, parts of Earth's climate system. Glaciers and Ice Sheets brings together a collection of 41 research papers from Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface and Atmospheres), and Paleoceanography that together reveal the cryosphere as a highly dynamic component of the Earth system. The papers include recent satellite observations of dramatic ice loss.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Mountain Glaciers

    1. Chapter 3

      Glacier Changes in Southeast Alaska and Northwest British Columbia and Contribution to Sea Level Rise (pages 1–11)

      Christopher F. Larsen, Roman J. Motyka, Anthony A. Arendt, Keith A. Echelmeyer and Paul E. Geissler

    1. Chapter 7

      Alpine Glaciers to Disappear within Decades? (pages 1–4)

      Michael Zemp, Wilfried Haeberli, Martin Hoelzle and Frank Paul

  2. Part 2: Ice Sheet Margin Dynamics

    1. Chapter 8

      Progressive Increase in Ice Loss from Greenland (pages 1–4)

      R. Thomas, E. Frederick, W. Krabill, S. Manizade and C. Martin

    1. Chapter 12

      Elastic Uplift in Southeast Greenland Due to Rapid Ice Mass Loss (pages 1–6)

      Shfaqat A. Khan, John Wahr, Leigh A. Stearns, Gordon S. Hamilton, Tonie van Dam, Kristine M. Larson and Olivier Francis

    1. Chapter 13

      Recent Dramatic Thinning of Largest West Antarctic Ice Stream Triggered by Oceans (pages 1–4)

      Antony J. Payne, Andreas Vieli, Andrew P. Shepherd, Duncan J. Wingham and Eric Rignot

    1. Chapter 22

      New Boundary Conditions for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Subglacial Topography of the Thwaites and Smith Glacier Catchments (pages 1–4)

      John W. Holt, Donald D. Blankenship, David L. Morse, Duncan A. Young, Matthew E. Peters, Scott D. Kempf, Thomas G. Richter, David G. Vaughan and Hugh F. J. Corr

    1. Chapter 25

      Subglacial Sediments as a Control on the Onset and Location of two Siple Coast Ice Streams, West Antarctica (pages 1–14)

      Leo E. Peters, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Richard B. Alley, J. Paul Winberry, Donald E. Voigt, Andrew M. Smith and David L. Morse

  3. Part 3: Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Global Interactions

    1. Chapter 36

      Modeling the Influence of Greenland Ice Sheet Melting on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation During the Next Millennia (pages 1–5)

      E. Driesschaert, T. Fichefet, H. Goosse, P. Huybrechts, I. Janssens, A. Mouchet, G. Munhoven, V. Brovkin and S. L. Weber

  4. Part 4: Post–Last Glacial Maximum Deglaciation

    1. Chapter 39

      Antarctic Temperatures Over the Past two Centuries from Ice Cores (pages 1–5)

      David P. Schneider, Eric J. Steig, Tas D. van Ommen, Daniel A. Dixon, Paul A. Mayewski, Julie M. Jones and Cecilia M. Bitz