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Icebergs


Icebergs
  • Author : Grant R. Bigg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781316472989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Icebergs are a prime example of an environmental phenomenon that brings together multiple disciplines in the polar sciences, from the physics of calving and melting to the geology of their solid deposits and sea floor interactions. Icebergs are also increasingly seen to play key roles in past and present climate change. This book gives a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of icebergs and their interaction with the Earth system, from the physical and biological interaction with the ocean and climate, to how iceberg detritus informs us about past Earth history. Societal and cultural aspects of icebergs are also examined, in terms of the risks and opportunities posed by icebergs in the modern world, as well as how these might develop in the future. With extensive illustrations and key links to online resources, Icebergs is a valuable reference for academic researchers and graduate students studying oceanography, cryospheric science, climatology and environmental science.

Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere


Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere
  • Author : Melody Sandells
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781627056052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The cryosphere encompasses all regions of the planet that experiences water in ice form for some portion of the year. In this book, authors Melody Sandells and Daniela Flocco deliver an introduction to the physics of the cryosphere. This includes the Arcti

The Physics of Ice


The Physics of Ice
  • Author : E. R. Pounder
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483226965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Physics of Ice covers the state of knowledge regarding the structure, properties, occurrence, and movement of ice. This book is composed of eight chapters, and begins with an introduction and in the fundamental aspects of ice, including pure water freezing, circulation, occurrence, classification, and importance of ice. The subsequent chapters describe the properties, structure, freezing, and composition of sea ice and ice drift. These topics are followed by discussions on the crystallographic features, and mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of ice. The concluding chapter examines the factor influencing ice growth and decay. This book is directed toward physicists and researchers in ice-related fields.

The Physics of Glaciers


The Physics of Glaciers
  • Author : W. S. B. Paterson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2016-10-27
  • ISBN : 9781483287256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This updated and expanded version of the second edition explains the physical principles underlying the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets. The text has been revised in order to keep pace with the extensive developments which have occurred since 1981. A new chapter, of major interest, concentrates on the deformation of subglacial till. The book concludes with a chapter on information regarding past climate and atmospheric composition obtainable from ice cores.

Towing Icebergs Falling Dominoes and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics


Towing Icebergs  Falling Dominoes  and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics
  • Author : Robert B. Banks
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781400846740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although we seldom think of it, our lives are played out in a world of numbers. Such common activities as throwing baseballs, skipping rope, growing flowers, playing football, measuring savings accounts, and many others are inherently mathematical. So are more speculative problems that are simply fun to ponder in themselves--such as the best way to score Olympic events. Here Robert Banks presents a wide range of musings, both practical and entertaining, that have intrigued him and others: How tall can one grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic? Which football player would have a better chance of breaking away--a small, speedy wide receiver or a huge, slow linebacker? Can California water shortages be alleviated by towing icebergs from Antarctica? What is the fastest the 100-meter dash will ever be run? The book's twenty-four concise chapters, each centered on a real-world phenomenon, are presented in an informal and engaging manner. Banks shows how math and simple reasoning together may produce elegant models that explain everything from the federal debt to the proper technique for ski-jumping. This book, which requires of its readers only a basic understanding of high school or college math, is for anyone fascinated by the workings of mathematics in our everyday lives, as well as its applications to what may be imagined. All will be rewarded with a myriad of interesting problems and the know-how to solve them. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.