Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters

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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 812 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 40mm | 1,439.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color)
  • 0123948495
  • 9780123948496

Table of contents

Introduction; Thermokarst; Glacier Surges; Ice-shelf Collapse; Spatial variability of rates & acceleration of ice mass loss & contribution to sea-level rise; Most likely cumulative sea-level rise by decade; Permafrost loss by decade; Decadal contributions to atmospheric change by permafrost loss; Sea ice and icebergs; Implications of Climate Change; Cryospheric changes & feedbacks to weather changes; Community responses & preparedness to cryospheric changes; Economics of cryospheric changes; Infrastructure development in light of associated coastal & other changes.
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About John F. Shroder
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