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Icebergs : their science and links to global change

Author: Grant R Bigg
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 through addition of freshwater to the ocean, in providing invaluable information through their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant R Bigg
ISBN: 9781107067097 110706709X
OCLC Number: 923794063
Description: xi, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Appointment with the Titanic --
Part I. The science of icebergs: 2. The origin of icebergs; 3. The physics of icebergs; 4. Inputs from icebergs to the ocean; 5. Icebergs and the sea floor --
Part II. Icebergs and their impacts: 6. Icebergs and past climates; 7. Abrupt climate change due to icebergs; 8. Iceberg risk; 9. Icebergs: a freshwater source?; 10. Icebergs and the future.
Responsibility: Grant R. Bigg (University of Sheffield).
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A comprehensive view of icebergs and their interaction with the ocean and climate, from a multidisciplinary perspective.  Read more...

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