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The physics of glaciers

Author: W S B Paterson
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth/Heinemann, 2001, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., with correctionsView all editions and formats
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"The Physics of Glaciers Explains the physical principles underlying the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets and concludes with a chapter on the information about past climate and atmospheric composition obtainable from ice cores. The past 40 years have seen major advances in most aspects of the subject; the book concentrates on these. It is an updated and expanded version of the second edition, with some  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W S B Paterson
ISBN: 0750647426 9780750647427
OCLC Number: 52858722
Description: ix, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The transformatin of snow to ice --
Mass balance --
Heat budget and climatology --
Structure and deformation of ice --
Hydraulics of glaciers --
Glacier sliding --
Deformation of subglacial till --
Structure and fabrics in glaciers and ice sheets --
Steady flow of glaciers and ice sheets --
Flow of ice shelves and ice streams --
Non-steady flow of glaciers and ice sheets --
Surging and tidewter glaciers --
Ice core studies.
Responsibility: by W.S.B. Paterson.
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Reviews of the Hardback 3rd edition:"It is a monumental legacy. It easily surpasses the first two editions, both in scope and in details."Global and Planetary Change II"This book by Paterson remains Read more...

 
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