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The Physics of Glaciers.

Author: W S B Paterson
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paterson, W.S.B.
Physics of Glaciers.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W S B Paterson
ISBN: 9781483287256 1483287254
OCLC Number: 953380363
Notes: Steady temperature distribution: no horizontal advection.
Description: 1 online resource (491 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Physics of Glaciers; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface to Third Edition; Preface to Second Edition; Preface to First Edition; Chapter 1. Introduction; Further Reading; Chapter 2. The Transformation of Snow to Ice; INTRODUCTION; SNOW, FIRN, AND ICE; ZONES IN A GLACIER; DISTRIBUTION OF ZONES; VARIATION OF DENSITY WITH DEPTH; HOW SNOW TURNS INTO ICE IN A DRY SNOW ZONE; DEPTH HOAR; TRANSFORMATION WHEN THERE IS MELTWATER; AGE OF AIR IN BUBBLES; DISAPPEARANCE OP AIR BUBBLES; RATE OF CRYSTAL GROWTH; Chapter 3. Mass Balance; INTRODUCTION; DEFINITIONS. DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF NET BALANCEPHOTOGRAMMETRIC METHOD; HYDROLOGICAL METHOD; RECONNAISSANCE METHODS; RESULTS; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF BALANCE DATA; MASS BALANCE OF THE ICE SHEETS; RISE IN WORLD SEA LEVEL; FURTHER READING; Chapter 4. Heat Budget and Climatology; INTRODUCTION; BLACK-BODY RADIATION; HEAT BUDGET OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE; HEAT-BUDGET COMPONENTS; DISCUSSION OF SOME HEAT-BUDGET DATA; THE STATISTICAL APPROACH TO PREDICTING ABLATION; EFFECT OF CLIMATIC WARMING ON GREENLAND ICE SHEET; FURTHER READING; Chapter 5. Structure and Deformation of Ice; INTRODUCTION. STRUCTURE OP THE ICE CRYSTALDEFORMATION OP A SINGLE ICE CRYSTAL; DEFORMATION OF POLYCRYSTALLINE ICE; FLOW RELATION FOR POLYCRYSTALLINE ICE; THE GENERALIZED PLOW RELATION; FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF FLOW PARAMETERS; VALUES OF FLOW PARAMETER A; PERFECT PLASTICITY; ANISOTROPIC ICE; FURTHER READING; Chapter 6. Hydraulics of Glaciers; INTRODUCTION; OBSERVATIONS OF WATER FLOW THROUGH GLACIERS; OBSERVATIONS OF WATER PRESSURE IN GLACIERS; DIRECTION OF WATER FLOW IN AND UNDER GLACIERS; STEADY FLOW IN A TUNNEL; STEADY PLOW IN LINKED SUBGLACIAL CAVITIES; WATER FLOW OVER A ""SOFT"" BED. WATER IN NON-TEMPERATE GLACIERSWATER FLOW AT THE GLACIER BED: SUMMARY; JÖKULHLAUPS; FURTHER READING; Chapter 7. Glacier Sliding; INTRODUCTION; MEASUREMENTS OF BASAL VELOCITY; WEERTMAN'S THEORY OF SLIDING; OBSERVATIONS IN BASAL ICE; IMPROVEMENTS TO WEERTMAN'S ANALYSIS; DISCUSSION OF ASSUMPTIONS; COMPARISON OP PREDICTIONS WITH OBSERVATIONS; HOW WATER CHANGES SLIDING VELOCITY; EMPIRICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN SLIDING AND EFFECTIVE PRESSURE; SLIDING OF DEBRIS-LADEN ICE; SLIDING AT SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES; SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK; Chapter 8. Deformation of Subglacial Till; INTRODUCTION. PROPERTIES OF TILLFLOW RELATIONS FOR TILL; HOW WIDESPREAD IS SUBGLACIAL DEFORMATION?; FURTHER READING; Chapter 9. Structures and Fabrics in Glaciers and Ice Sheets; INTRODUCTION; FOLIATION; FOLDS; BOUDINAGE; FAULTS; IMPLICATIONS FOR ICE CORE STRATIGRAPHY; OGIVES; CREVASSES; MEASUREMENT OF SIZE AND ORIENTATION OF ICE CRYSTALS; CRYSTAL SIZE; CRYSTAL-ORIENTATION FABRICS; Chapter 10. Distribution of Temperature in Glaciers and Ice Sheets; INTRODUCTION; THERMAL PARAMETERS OP SNOW AND ICE; ICE TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SURFACE; TEMPERATE GLACIERS.

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