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Global outlook for ice & snow

Author: [editor, Joan Eamer ; maps and graphics, Hugo Ahlenius; authors, P�al Prestrud ... et al.] Prestrud, P�al. ; ; Joan Eamer; Hugo Ahlenius; Pål Prestrud; United Nations Environment Programme. Division of Early Warning and Assessment.
Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya : Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ice, snow and climate change are closely linked; this publication investigates those linkages. It also presents information on the trends in ice and snow, the outlook for this century and beyond and the consequences to ecosystems and human well-being of these changes. Written by more than 70 scientists from around the world, it covers all parts of the cryosphere (the world of ice): snow, land ice, sea ice, river and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: [editor, Joan Eamer ; maps and graphics, Hugo Ahlenius; authors, P�al Prestrud ... et al.] Prestrud, P�al. ; ; Joan Eamer; Hugo Ahlenius; Pål Prestrud; United Nations Environment Programme. Division of Early Warning and Assessment.
ISBN: 9280727990 9789280727999
OCLC Number: 159921534
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: 235 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm
Details: System requirements for online version: Adobe Acrobat.
Contents: Foreword --
1. Highlights --
2. Why are ice and snow important to us? --
3. Why are ice and snow changing? --
4. Snow --
5. Ice in the sea --
6. Ice on the land --
6A. Ice sheets --
6B. Glaciers and ice caps --
6C. Ice and sea-level change --
7. Frozen ground --
8. River and lake ice --
9. Policy and perspectives --
Production and editorial team and authors --
Steering committee and reviewers --
Acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Global outlook for ice and snow
Responsibility: [editor, Joan Eamer ; maps and graphics, Hugo Ahlenius ; authors, Pål Prestrud and others].

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As part of its continuing efforts to raise global awareness of the effects of climate change, UNEP prepared the Global Outlook for Ice and Snow at the outset of the International Polar Year  Read more...

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