1. Cold Canada and the Changing Cryosphere

  1. Hugh French1 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker2
  1. Hugh French1 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch1

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

French, H. and Slaymaker, O. (2011) Cold Canada and the Changing Cryosphere, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 2

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 2

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • spatial and temporal variability of Canada's cold environments;
  • cold Canada and changing cryosphere;
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);
  • nature, and implications of global climate change;
  • Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC);
  • changing nature of Canada's cold environments;
  • changes in Canada's cryospheric components;
  • mean freeze-up and break-up, Mackenzie River, Canada;
  • coldness, pervasive characteristic of Canada;
  • Canada's physical geography

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Cryosphere

  • Cold Canada

  • Cold Climates

  • Arctic and Alpine Considerations

  • Canada's Physical Geography

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources