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. * Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands* Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more* Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included* Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 812 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color)
  • 0123964733
  • 9780123964731

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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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