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Glaciers and Environmental Change.

Author: Atle Nesje; Svein Olat Dahl
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: Key issues in environmental change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nesje, Atle.
Glaciers and Environmental Change.
London : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Atle Nesje; Svein Olat Dahl
ISBN: 9781317836063 1317836065
OCLC Number: 948925632
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.0 Chapter summary; 1.1 The significance of environmental change; 1.2 Glaciers as monitors of environmental change; 1.3 The study of glaciers and past glacier fluctuations in the context of present and future environmental change; Chapter 2 Theories for climate and glacier variations; 2.0 Chapter summary; 2.1 The astronomical (Milankovitch) theory of climate variation; 2.2 Variation in atmospheric gas content and climate change; 2.3 Volcanic activity and climate variations. 2.4 Variations in solar output2.5 Geodynamic factors; Chapter 3 Methods of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction; 3.0 Chapter summary; 3.1 Stable isotope variations in ice cores; 3.2 Climate records from ice cores; 3.3 Gas content in ice cores; 3.4 Microparticles and radioactive tracers in ice cores; 3.5 Volcanism and climate; 3.6 Mapping and measuring glacier-front variations; 3.7 Terminal moraines; 3.8 Lacustrine sediments; 3.9 Marine sediments; Chapter 4 Glacier dynamics; 4.0 Chapter summary; 4.1 Present distribution of glaciers; 4.2 Glacier types. 4.3 Temperature distribution in glaciers and ice sheets4.4 Glacier monitoring; 4.5 Glacier monitoring by satellites; 4.6 Determination of the equilibrium line altitude (ELA); 4.7 Reconstruction of the equilibrium line altitude; 4.8 Mass balance; 4.9 Frontal variations; 4.10 Response time/time lag; 4.11 Glacier movement; 4.12 Supraglacial ice morphology; 4.13 Glacier hydrology; 4.14 Calving glaciers; 4.15 Surging and tidewater glaciers; 4.16 Reconstruction of ice-surface profiles and calculation of basal shear stress; Chapter 5 Glacier variations; 5.0 Chapter summary. 5.1 Pre-Quaternary glaciations5.2 Glacial/interglacial cycles during the Quaternary; 5.3 Late Cenozoic glacier and climate variations; 5.4 Late-glacial glacier and climate variations in NW Europe; 5.5 Variations of local glaciers during the last glaciation; 5.6 Holocene glacier and climate variations; 5.7 Neoglacial glacier variations; 5.8 Little Ice Age glacier variations; 5.9 Glaciers, environmental change and the human race; 5.10 Models of Late Quaternary climate and ice-sheet evolution; Chapter 6 Late Quaternary sea-level changes; 6.0 Chapter summary. 6.1 Glacio-eustasy and glacio-isostasy6.2 Relative sea-level changes; 6.3 Sea ice; 6.4 Models of future sea-level changes; Chapter 7 Models of future climatic change; 7.0 Chapter summary; 7.1 Orbitally-induced (Milankovitch) climate change; 7.2 Greenhouse gas-induced warming; 7.3 Natural versus anthropogenic forcing; 7.4 Energy balance models and glacier variations; 7.5 Global circulation models (GCMs); 7.6 Future research priorities; References; Index.
Series Title: Key issues in environmental change.

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