Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands (Springer Polar Sciences) by Luke Copland,Derek Mueller PDF

By Luke Copland,Derek Mueller

ISBN-10: 9402410996

ISBN-13: 9789402410990

This publication presents an summary of the present nation of data of Arctic ice cabinets, ice islands and comparable beneficial properties. Ice cabinets are everlasting parts of ice which flow at the ocean floor whereas hooked up to the coast, and usually ensue in very chilly environments the place perennial sea ice builds as much as nice thickness, and/or the place glaciers movement off the land and are preserved at the ocean floor. those panorama positive aspects are quite poorly studied within the Arctic, but they're almost certainly hugely delicate signs of weather swap simply because they reply to alterations in atmospheric, oceanic and glaciological stipulations. contemporary fracturing and breakup occasions of ice cabinets within the Canadian excessive Arctic have attracted major medical and public consciousness, and produced huge ice islands which can pose a threat to Arctic transport and offshore infrastructure. a lot has been released approximately Antarctic ice cabinets, yet up to now there has no longer been a committed ebook approximately Arctic ice cabinets or ice islands. This ebook fills that gap.

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