The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment

Editor(s): Richard B. Alley, Robert A. Bindschadle

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875909578

Online ISBN: 9781118668320

DOI: 10.1029/AR077

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 77.

The West Antarctic ice sheet is a superb recorder and cause of environmental change, with impacts that reach far beyond the Antarctic. Fortunately, fundamental advances in observing and interpreting in four dimensions are revolutionizing our ability to understand ice sheet flow related to external forcing and internal dynamics. In The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment, scientists, researchers, and students will find an invaluable resource on what changes in the ice sheet are possible, when they occur, and their implications for the environment.

Table of contents

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    2. West Antarctic Ice Sheet Elevation Changes (pages 75–90)

      Eric J. Steig, James L. Fastook, Christopher Zweck, Ian D. Goodwin, Kathy J. Licht, James W. C. White and Robert P. Ackert

    3. Ice Stream Shear Margins (pages 137–155)

      C. F. Raymond, K. A. Echelmeyer, I. M. Whillans and C. S. M. Doake

    4. Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica (pages 221–235)

      C. S. M. Doake, H. F. J. Corr, A. Jenkins, K. Makinson, K. W. Nicholls, C. Nath, A. M. Smith and D. G. Vaughan

    5. A Review of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica: Hypotheses of Instability Vs. Observations of Change (pages 237–256)

      David G. Vaughan, Andrew M. Smith, Hugh F. J. Corr, Adrian Jenkins, Charles R. Bentley, Mark D. Stenoien, Stanley S. Jacobs, Thomas B. Kellogg, Eric Rignot and Baerbel K. Lucchitta